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Maiden Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
  • (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) ,
  • (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored

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Maiden Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Virginity means a state of purity or inexperience. Traditionally a virgin is a person that had not had sexual intercourse. Usually, the idea of virginity is used for women, but it is also used for men who have not had sexual intercourse. Virginity has different meanings and importance in different religions and cultures.

Virgin women usually have an unbroken hymen. A hymen is human tissue that blocks the opening of the vagina about two inches deep. When a man inserts his penis or other object(s) are inserted into the vagina, it usually tears or breaks the hymen which results in bleeding. This blood from the hymen is important in many cultures, as it is a sign that the woman is a virgin. However, sometimes a hymen can be broken accidentally often by riding a horse; playing sports; even other recreational activities. Whether the woman has a hymen does not really indicate if she is a virgin or not.

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'Maiden' example sentence in quotations

* Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty. - Samuel Johnson

* I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mother's maiden name. - Paula Poundstone

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Maiden Sample Sentences in News

  • Maiden Holdings Hits 52-Week High on Solid Q4 Results - Analyst Blog
    On Mar 25, 2015, shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (MHLD) scaled a 52-week high of $14.95 per share on the back of solid fourth quarter 2014 performance. Read more on this news related to 'Maiden'
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  • Iron Maiden Optimistic About Bruce Dickinson's Cancer Fight Recap
    Iron Maiden has issued an update on singer Bruce Dickinson's health status as he recovers from recent cancer treatments Read more on this news related to 'Maiden'

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