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Definition of MAID

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Maid \Maid\, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.]
     1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster]

              Would I had died a maid,
              And never seen thee, never borne thee son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me. --Jer. ii.
                                                    32. [1913 Webster]

     2. A man who has not had sexual intercourse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              Christ was a maid and shapen as a man. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     3. A female servant.
        [1913 Webster]

              Spinning amongst her maids.           --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Maid is used either adjectively or in composition, signifying female, as in maid child, maidservant. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Zool.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate ({Raia batis}), and of the thornback ({Raia clavata}). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     {Fair maid}. (Zool.) See under {Fair}, a.

     {Maid of honor}, a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; -- usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties.

     {Old maid}. See under {Old}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "maid":
     abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, babe, baby, bachelor girl, betweenmaid, biddy, broad, chambermaid, chaperon, chick, colleen, companion, cook, cutie, daily, dame, damoiselle, damsel, demoiselle, doll, domestic, duenna, feme sole, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, filly, frail, gal, gentlewoman, girl, girlie, handmaid, handmaiden, heifer, hired girl, housemaid, hoyden, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, kitchenmaid, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, lass, lassie, little missy, live-in maid, live-out maid, lone woman, mademoiselle, maiden, maiden lady, maidservant, miss, missy, nursemaid, nymph, nymphet, old maid, parlormaid, piece, quail, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, single girl, skirt, slip, soubrette, spinster, spinstress, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, tweeny, upstairs maid, vestal, vestal virgin, virgin, waiting maid, wench, young creature, young thing


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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