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maid•en



Pronunciation: (mād'n), [key]
n.
1. a girl or young unmarried woman; maid.
2. a horse that has never won a race.
3. a race open only to maiden horses.
4. an instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
5. Cricket.See maiden over.

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a girl or unmarried woman.
2. (of a woman) unmarried: my maiden aunt.
3. made, tried, appearing, etc., for the first time: a maiden flight.
4. virgin.
5. (of a horse) never having won a race or a prize.
6. (of a prize or a race) offered for or open only to maiden horses.
7. untried, as a knight, soldier, or weapon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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