Found 3 items, similar to maiden.
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English → English
adj : serving to set in motion; “the magazine's inaugural issue”
“the initiative phase in the negotiations”
initiatory step toward a treaty”
; “his first (or
maiden) speech in Congress”
; “the liner's maiden
n 1: an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) [syn: maid
2: (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored [syn: maiden over
English → English
(m[=a]d"'n), n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS.
m[ae]gden, dim. of AS. m[ae]g[eth], fr. mago son, servant;
akin to G. magd, m["a]dchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. m["o]gr
son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to
Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid
1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not
experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
She employed the residue of her life to repairing of
highways, building of bridges, and endowing of
A maiden of our century, yet most meek. --Tennyson.
2. A female servant. [Obs.]
3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in
Scotland for beheading criminals. --Wharton.
4. A machine for washing linen.
1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to,
or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
“Amid the maiden throng.”
Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? --Shak.
2. Never having been married; not having had sexual
intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but
sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. “A surprising
old maiden lady.”
3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword. --Shak.
4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been
captured, or violated. -- T. Warton. Macaulay.
(Eng. Law), an assize which there is no
criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with
blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to
present the judge with a pair of white gloves. --Smart.
, the surname of a woman before her marriage.
. (Bot.) See under Pink
(Bot.), a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia
) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree
is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain.
, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a
new member in a public body.
, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.
the first regular service voyage of a ship.
, v. t.
To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite
For had I maiden'd it, as many use.
Loath for to grant, but loather to refuse. --Bp. Hall.
, the smaller quaking grass.
. See Ginkgo