from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unmarried girl or woman.
- n. A virgin.
- n. A woman servant.
- n. A housemaid or chambermaid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
- n. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
- n. A virgin of either gender.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
- n. A man who has not had sexual intercourse.
- n. A female servant.
- n. The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (Raia clavata).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young unmarried woman; a girl; specifically, a girl of marriageable age, but applied, usually with little or some other qualifying term, to a female child of any age above infancy: as, a maid, or a little maid, of ten summers.
- n. A woman, especially a young woman, who has preserved her virginity; a virgin.
- n. A man who has always remained continent.
- n. A female servant or attendant charged with domestic duties: usually with a specific designation, as a housemaid, chambermaid, nurse-maid, a maid of all work, etc. See the compounds, and phrases below.
- n. One of various fishes. The female of several species of skate.
- n. The thornback ray. Also called maiden and maidenskate.
- n. The twait-shad.
- n. The wryneck, Iynx torquilla.
- n. A sort of cheesecake.
- n. A game of cards played by any number of persons with a pack of fifty-one cards, one of the queens being thrown out; all cards that match are discarded, and that player in whose hand the odd queen is finally left is said to be caught, and doomed to be an old maid (or bachelor).
- n. The lapwing: from the fancy that old maids are changed into these uneasy birds after death.
- n. The common clam, Mya arenaria.
- To do the work of a maid: usually referring to a lady's-maid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
- n. a female domestic
Enter a maid, gazing at a mango branch, and behind her, a second_.) _First maid_.
Got my truck washed too in case they need it for some reason as the maid is always getting me to take her somewhere.
The children ask their mother when "auntie" - what they called the maid, is coming back.
What a man with a good horse, and good wine, and good tobacco, wanteth a wife for, passeth my understanding, but I know thou art young, and the maid is a fair one.
- Her "maid" is poor Kirkcaldy Helen, one of the notabilities, and also blessings here; who staid with us (thanks chiefly, almost wholly, to the admirable/management/) for nearly twelve years on a stretch.
The gist of this cinematic gem is that an ordinary family wins a rather unordinary prize -- a smart house, complete with a holographic live-in maid who does everything from cleaning to cooking to mothering this single-parent family.
Our maid is 4 months pregnant and has complications where she needs to rest (actually lie down most of the time) and cannot work.
Little wonder that Elomire's maid is nearly mute; grotesque corruption can leave one speechless.
But when they refer to the maid of Desdemona's mother, the text reads "Barbarie"—a nickname, like Barb'ry or, in Samuel Pepys's Diary, Barbary Allen, of the old Scottish folksong.
"I was ironing and one of the little girl's dresses got burned," says Daya*, a Sri Lankan woman working as a live-in maid for a wealthy family in Kuwait.