Definitions of maiden

  1. To act coyly like a maiden; - with it as an indefinite object.
  2. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
  3. A machine for washing linen.
  4. An unmarried girl or woman; a virgin.
  5. A maid; in Scotland, a machine like the guillotine, formerly used for a like purpose.
  6. A maid; virgin.
  7. An unmarried woman, specially a young one; a virgin; a female servant.
  8. An instrument like the guillotine, formerly used similarly; a machine for washing linen.
  9. A maid; a young unmarried woman; a guillotine formerly used in Scotland.
  10. serving to set in motion; " the magazine's inaugural issue"; " the initiative phase in the negotiations"; " an initiatory step toward a treaty"; " his first ( or maiden) speech in Congress"; " the liner's maiden voyage"
  11. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
  12. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  13. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
  14. Pertaining to, or like, a virgin; pure; innocent; unsoiled; unused; untried; as, a maiden knight; earliest or first; as, a maiden trip.
  15. Pertaining to a virgin or young woman: consisting of maidens: ( fig.) unpolluted: fresh: new: unused: first.
  16. Pertaining to a maiden; pure; fresh; first.
  17. Pertaining to or suitable for a maiden; initiatory; unused; untried.
  18. Pertaining to a young woman or virgin; consisting of maidens; fresh; new; unused. Maiden assize, an assize at which there are no criminal cases. A maiden speech, the first speech of a new member in a public body.
  19. Pert. to a maid or to the unmarried state; fresh; new; unpolluted; first, as a maiden speech.