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Webster 1913 Edition


Maid

Maid

,
Noun.
[Shortened from
maiden
.
[GREEK]
. See
Maiden
.]
1.
An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
Would I had died a
maid
,
And never seen thee, never borne thee son.
Shakespeare
Can a
maid
forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me.
Jer. ii. 32.
2.
A man who has not had sexual intercourse.
[Obs.]
Christ was a
maid
and shapen as a man.
Chaucer.
3.
A female servant.
Spinning amongst her
maids
.
Shakespeare
Maid is used either adjectively or in composition, signifying female, as in maid child, maidservant.
4.
(Zool.)
The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (
Raia batis
), and of the thornback (
Raia clavata
).
[Prov. Eng.]
Fair maid
.
(Zool.)
See under
Fair
,
Adj.
Maid of honor
,
a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; – usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties.
Old maid
.
See under
Old
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Maid

MAID

,
Noun.
A species of skate fish.

Definition 2022


Maid

Maid

See also: maid

German

Noun

Maid f (genitive Maid, plural Maiden)

  1. (archaic, poetic) maiden; virgin; girl

Related terms

maid

maid

See also: Maid

English

Noun

maid (plural maids)

  1. (dated or poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
    Note - maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.
  2. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.
  3. (archaic) A virgin of either gender.

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Cebuano

Etymology

From English maid, Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *magaþs (maid, virgin).

Noun

maid

  1. A female servant or cleaner; a maidservant, a housemaid.

Synonyms


Northern Sami

Adverb

maid

  1. also, too

Veps

Etymology

Related to Finnish maito.

Noun

maid

  1. milk

Inflection

Inflection of maid
nominative sing. maid
genitive sing. maidon
partitive sing. maidod
partitive plur. maidoid
singular plural
nominative maid maidod
accusative maidon maidod
genitive maidon maidoiden
partitive maidod maidoid
essive-instructive maidon maidoin
translative maidoks maidoikš
inessive maidos maidoiš
elative maidospäi maidoišpäi
illative ? maidoihe
adessive maidol maidoil
ablative maidolpäi maidoilpäi
allative maidole maidoile
abessive maidota maidoita
comitative maidonke maidoidenke
prolative maidodme maidoidme
approximative I maidonno maidoidenno
approximative II maidonnoks maidoidennoks
egressive maidonnopäi maidoidennopäi
terminative I ? maidoihesai
terminative II maidolesai maidoilesai
terminative III maidossai
additive I ? maidoihepäi
additive II maidolepäi maidoilepäi

Derived terms

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), молоко”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika