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handmaiden


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handmaid  \Hand"maid"\,  Handmaiden  \Hand"maiden\,  n. 
  A  maid  that  waits  at  hand;  a  female  servant  or  attendant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  handmaiden 
  n  1:  in  a  subordinate  position;  "theology  should  be  the 
  handmaiden  of  ethics";  "the  state  cannot  be  a  servant  of 
  the  church"  [syn:  {handmaid},  {servant}] 
  2:  a  personal  maid  or  female  attendant  [syn:  {handmaid}] 




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