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maiden

[ meyd-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF maiden

Synonyms for maiden

  • inaugural
  • introductory
  • beginning
  • first
  • initial
  • original
  • pioneer
  • primary
  • prime
  • fresh
  • initiatory
  • intact
  • new
  • unbroached
  • untapped
  • untried
  • unused
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Antonyms for maiden

  • final
  • last
  • concluding
  • latest
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAIDEN

"I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

"But in a maiden it would be less seemly," answered Philothea.

In low and soothing tones, the maiden inquired, "Where did we go, Paralus?"

"Dearest Philothea, I scarcely know his countenance," replied the maiden.

His mother's maiden name was Cordes, and she also was of French extraction.

Here proof of the lunacy of the maiden aunt would be sufficient.

But Howkawanda gave the greater part of his portion to his maiden.

His maiden looked up from her mother's lap where she wept for him, and fled shrieking.

When one of our young men stole a maiden of yours we returned her to her village.'

Lauzanne is a maiden, and Porter doesn't often make a mistake about any of his own stock.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English mægden, mæden "maiden, virgin, girl; maid, servant," diminutive of mægð, mægeð "virgin, girl; woman, wife," from Proto-Germanic *magadinom "young womanhood, sexually inexperienced female" (cf. Old Saxon magath, Old Frisian maged, Old High German magad "virgin, maid," German Magd "maid, maidservant," German Mädchen "girl, maid," from Mägdchen "little maid"), fem. variant of PIE root *maghu- "youngster of either sex, unmarried person" (cf. Old English magu "child, son, male descendant," Avestan magava- "unmarried," Old Irish maug "slave").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MAIDEN

lass

nounyoung woman
  • colleen
  • damsel
  • female
  • girl
  • lassie
  • maid
  • maiden
  • miss
  • missy

virgin

nounperson who has not had sex

wench

nounloose woman
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