- maid of honour,
- maid of orléans,
- maiden castle,
- maiden name,
- maiden over,
- maiden pink,
- maiden speech
Origin of maiden
Examples from the Web for maiden
People might be surprised that during that period “Maiden Voyage,” one of your most well-loved standards, began as a TV jingle.
She continued to go by the surname Wilhelm, but Bill took her maiden name as a tribute to her.
The Federal Reserve created Maiden Lane to smooth the way for the deal.Let’s All Stop Feeling Sorry for JPMorgan Chase Having to Pay Billions|Daniel Gross|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On top of that, he's using Skyler's maiden name on his fake ID.Walt Kills Skyler? What’s with the Color Green? Craziest ‘Breaking Bad’ Theories|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Bear and the Maiden Fair, The”: A traditional, if exceedingly ribald, song that is quite popular throughout Westeros.
In a moment a young man appears ghost-like at the maiden's side.Indian Boyhood|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
It was to be the scene of her one great act in life; the spot she was entering as a maiden and would leave as a wife.The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow|Anna Katharine Green
She speedily obeyed the instructions of her father, and endured to rear a race of adders with her maiden hands.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
The maiden listened attentively and wondered in herself whether what he said was true.The Crimson Fairy Book|Various
Here the Assassin prince became enamoured of a Mongol maiden of the very lowest class.Secret Societies of the Middle Ages|Thomas Keightley
- a young unmarried girl, esp when a virgin
- (as modifier)a maiden blush
- a horse that has never won a race
- (as modifier)a maiden race
Word Origin for maiden
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").
"virgin, unmarried," c.1300, from maiden (n.). The figurative sense of "new fresh, first" (cf. maiden voyage) is first recorded 1550s. Maiden name is from 1680s.