HyperDic: maiden

English > 3 senses of the word maiden:
NOUNperson maiden, maidan unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
timemaiden, maiden over(cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
ADJECTIVEallmaiden, inaugural, initiative, initiatory, firstserving to set in motion
maiden > pronunciation
Soundsmey'dahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > maiden: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to set in motion.
Examples
  • "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"
  • "the liner's maiden voyage"
Synonymsinaugural, initiative, initiatory, first
BroaderopeningFirst or beginning
Spanishinaugural, iniciador, iniciativo, primer, primero
Catalaninaugural, iniciador, primer, virginal
English > maiden: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn unmarried girl (especially a virgin).
Synonymmaid
InstancesIo(Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus
Narrowerdamsel, demoiselle, damoiselle, damosel, damozelA young unmarried woman
Broadergirl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, filleA young woman
Spanishdoncella, señorita
Catalandonzella
Adjectivesmaidenlybefitting or characteristic of a maiden
Nounsmaidenhoodthe childhood of a girl / girl / girl
English > maiden: 3 senses > noun 2, time
Meaning(cricket) an over in which no runs are scored.
Synonymmaiden over
CategorycricketA game / game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players
Broaderover(cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

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