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Maiden meaning

maiden - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A female servant.
  2. 2. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
  3. 3. A machine for washing linen.
  4. 4. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  5. 5. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
  6. 6. To act coyly like a maiden; - with it as an indefinite object.
  7. 7. Pertaining to a maiden; pure; fresh; first.

maiden - examples of usage

  1. He had never seen a maiden whose spirit was more eager for life. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. I haven't seen them for twenty years, but they were something like this: 'Fair maiden, when I look on thee, I wish that I were young and free; But both at once, ah, who could be? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. Mrs. Lennard, however, had decided not to accompany him; she had made up her mind to spend a couple of months with a maiden lady living at Rushbrook, and it was her wish that Elsie Kilner should be with her there. - "A Vanished Hand", Sarah Doudney.
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