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

  • n. The condition or time of being a maiden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being a maiden; the time when one is a maiden or young girl.
  • n. The state of an unwed female; virginity.
  • n. The maidenhead.
  • n. Freshness; newness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being a maid or a virgin; virginity.
  • n. Newness; freshness; uncontaminated state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a maid or maiden; the state of an unmarried female; virginity.
  • n. Freshness; newness.

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

  • n. the childhood of a girl

Etymologies

From Middle English maydenhode, meidenhod, maȝdenhad, from Old English mæġdenhād ("maidenhood"), corresponding to maiden +‎ -hood. (Wiktionary)

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