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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Maid  \Maid\,  n.  [Shortened  from  maiden.  ?.  See  {Maiden}.] 
  1.  An  unmarried  woman;  usually,  a  young  unmarried  woman; 
  esp.,  a  girl;  a  virgin;  a  maiden. 
 
  Would  I  had  died  a  maid,  And  never  seen  thee,  never 
  borne  thee  son.  --Shak. 
 
  Can  a  maid  forget  her  ornaments,  or  a  bride  her 
  attire?  Yet  my  people  have  forgotten  me  --Jer.  ii 
  32. 
 
  2.  A  man  who  has  not  had  sexual  intercourse.  [Obs.] 
 
  Christ  was  a  maid  and  shapen  as  a  man.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  female  servant. 
 
  Spinning  amongst  her  maids.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Maid  is  used  either  adjectively  or  in  composition, 
  signifying  female,  as  in  maid  child,  maidservant. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  female  of  a  ray  or  skate,  esp.  of  the  gray 
  skate  ({Raia  batis}),  and  of  the  thornback  ({R.  clavata}). 
  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Fair  maid}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Fair},  a. 
 
  {Maid  of  honor},  a  female  attendant  of  a  queen  or  royal 
  princess;  --  usually  of  noble  family,  and  having  to 
  perform  only  nominal  or  honorary  duties. 
 
  {Old  maid}.  See  under  {Old}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  maid 
  n  1:  a  female  domestic  [syn:  {maidservant},  {housemaid},  {amah}] 
  2:  an  unmarried  girl  (especially  a  virgin)  [syn:  {maiden}] 




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