Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Archaic The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
  • noun The hymen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Virginity; maidenhood.
  • noun Newness; freshness; incipiency; also, the first of a thing.
  • noun The hymen or vaginal membrane, regarded as the physical proof of virginity.
  • noun The first using of anything.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity.
  • noun obsolete The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness; purity.
  • noun The hymen, or virginal membrane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable Virginity.
  • noun anatomy The hymen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English maidenhed : maiden, maid; see maiden + -hed, -hood.]

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From maiden +‎ -head

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