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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 to Present at the JMP Securities Financial Services & Real Estate Conference on September 30, 2014
    HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Maiden Holdings, Ltd. ("Maiden") will participate in the JMP Securities Financial Services & Real Estate Conference on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in New York City. Read more on this news related to 'Maiden'
  • Maiden Lane is right up your alley in downtown Akron
    For the past several years, downtown Akron has been scratching and clawing to become a destination spot again, like back in the days when visitors could go to a department store, get something to eat and go hear live music — all on Main Street. Read more on this news related to 'Maiden'
  • Airbus conducts maiden flight of hot-selling A320neo
    Airbus successfully staged the maiden test flight on Thursday of an upgraded passenger jet on which it expects to generate hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue, buoyed by an increase in the company's jet demand forecast. Read more on this news related to 'Maiden'

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