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Definition of Maiden


  1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
  2. A female servant.
  3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
  4. A machine for washing linen.
  5. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
  6. Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt.
  7. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  8. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
  9. To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object.

Maiden Quotations

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot

Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
John Henrik Clarke

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
Paula Poundstone

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
Joan of Arc

I went from being a kid-kid, listen to everything from The Beatles through Kiss, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull classic rock, classic stuff into immediately, it seemed like, Iron Maiden and stuff like that. The first Iron Maiden record and then, obviously, the first Metallica record.
Phil Anselmo
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Maiden Translations

maiden in French is virginal
maiden in Italian is vergine
maiden in Latin is virgo
maiden in Spanish is doncella
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