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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 maid·en /ˈmedṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Maid·en, v. t. To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object.
 For had I maiden'd it, as many use.
 Loath for to grant, but loather to refuse.   --Bp. Hall.
 Maiden grass, the smaller quaking grass.
 Maiden tree. See Ginkgo.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Maid·en n.
 1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
    She employed the residue of her life to repairing of highways, building of bridges, and endowing of maidens.   --Carew.
    A maiden of our century, yet most meek.   --Tennyson.
 2. A female servant. [Obs.]
 3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
 4. A machine for washing linen.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Maid·en, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. “Amid the maiden throng.”
    Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ?   --Shak.
 2. Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. “A surprising old maiden lady.”
 3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused. Maiden flowers.”
 Full bravely hast thou fleshed
 Thy maiden sword.   --Shak.
 4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
 Maiden assize Eng. Law, an assize which there is no criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to present the judge with a pair of white gloves. --Smart.
 Maiden name, the surname of a woman before her marriage.
 Maiden pink. Bot. See under Pink.
 Maiden plum Bot., a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain.
 Maiden speech, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a new member in a public body.
 Maiden tower, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.
 maiden voyage the first regular service voyage of a ship.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue";
            "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an
            initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or
            maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden
            voyage" [syn: inaugural, initiative, initiatory,
      n 1: an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) [syn: maid]
      2: (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored [syn: maiden