Meaning of “maiden” in the English Dictionary

"maiden" in American English

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maidennoun [ C ]

us /ˈmeɪ·dən/ also maid, /meɪd/ old use

maiden noun [ C ] (WOMAN)

literature a girl or young woman:

In the story, the prince woos the fair maiden.

maidenadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈmeɪ·dən/

maiden adjective [ not gradable ] (FIRST)

(esp. of a trip by a ship or vehicle) first:

a maiden voyage/flight

(Definition of “maiden” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maiden" in Business English

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maidenadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈmeɪdən/ us

TRANSPORT, FINANCE being the first of its type:

maiden flight/voyage The airline launched its Washington to Paris service with a maiden flight for journalists and investors.
maiden bond/dividend The phone operator is expected to pay a maiden dividend to shareholders next spring.

(Definition of “maiden” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)