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maiden

noun [C]  /ˈmeɪ·dən/ ( also maid,  /meɪd/) old use us  

maiden noun [C] (WOMAN)

literature a girl or young woman: In the story, the prince woos the fair maiden.

maiden

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmeɪ·dən/ us  

maiden adjective [not gradable] (FIRST)

(esp. of a trip by a ship or vehicle) first: a maiden voyage/flight
Translations of “maiden”
in Spanish doncella…
in French jeune fille…
in German unverheiratete Frau…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女子, 女孩,少女,年輕女子…
in Russian девушка…
in Turkish evlenmemiş genç bayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女子, 女孩,少女,年轻女子…
in Polish panna…
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