Maid

Definition of Maid

n.1.An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
Would I had died a maid,
And never seen thee, never borne thee son.
- Shak.
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me.
- Jer. ii. 32.
2.A man who has not had sexual intercourse.
Christ was a maid and shapen as a man.
- Chaucer.
3.A female servant.
Spinning amongst her maids.
- Shak.
4.(Zool.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (Raia clavata).
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.

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