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 for Maiden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maiden \Maid"en\ (m[=a]d"'n), n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS.
     maegden, dim. of AS. maeg[eth], fr. mago son, servant; akin
     to G. magd, m[aum]dchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. m["o]gr son,
     Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend.
     magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.]
     1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not
        experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
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              She employed the residue of her life to repairing of
              highways, building of bridges, and endowing of
              maidens.                              --Carew.
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              A maiden of our century, yet most meek. --Tennyson.
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     2. A female servant. [Obs.]
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     3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in
        Scotland for beheading criminals. --Wharton.
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     4. A machine for washing linen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maiden \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." --Addison.
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              Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? --Shak.
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     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." --Thackeray.
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     3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
        "Maiden flowers." --Shak.
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              Full bravely hast thou fleshed
              Thy maiden sword.                     --Shak.
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     4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been
        captured, or violated. -- T. Warton. Macaulay.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maiden \Maid"en\, v. t.
     To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite
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           For had I maiden'd it, as many use.
           Loath for to grant, but loather to refuse. --Bp. Hall.
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     Maiden grass, the smaller quaking grass.
     Maiden tree. See Ginkgo.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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, first,
      n 1: an unmarried girl (especially a virgin) [syn: maid,
      2: (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored [syn: maiden
         over, maiden]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  154 Moby Thesaurus words for "maiden":
     ax, babe, baby, bachelor girl, bachelorlike, beardless, block,
     boyish, boylike, broad, calflike, callow, chaste, chick, chief,
     childish, childlike, colleen, coltish, cross, cutie, dame,
     damoiselle, damsel, death chair, death chamber, demoiselle, dewy,
     doll, drop, earliest, electric chair, ever-new, evergreen,
     feme sole, filly, first, firsthand, fledgling, foremost, frail,
     fresh, front, gal, gallows, gallows-tree, gas chamber, gibbet,
     girl, girlie, girlish, girllike, green, guillotine, halter, head,
     heifer, hemp, hempen collar, hot seat, hoyden, husbandless,
     immature, inaugural, initial, intact, jeune fille, jill,
     junior miss, kiddish, lass, lassie, leading, lethal chamber,
     little missy, lone woman, mademoiselle, maid, maiden lady,
     maidenly, main, miss, missy, neoteric, nestling, new, noose,
     nymphet, old maid, old-maidish, original, piece, pioneer, premier,
     primary, prime, principal, pristine, puerile, puplike, puppyish,
     puppylike, quail, raw, romp, rope, scaffold, schoolgirl,
     schoolmaid, schoolmiss, sempervirent, shakedown, single,
     single girl, skirt, slip, sole, spinster, spinsterish,
     spinsterlike, spinsterly, spinstress, spouseless, stake, subdeb,
     subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, the chair, tomato,
     tomboy, tree, unbeaten, undefiled, undeveloped, unfledged,
     unhandled, unmarried, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unwed,
     unwedded, vernal, vestal, vestal virgin, virgin, virginal, wench,
     young, young creature, young thing

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MAIDEN, n.  A young person of the unfair sex addicted to clewless
  conduct and views that madden to crime.  The genus has a wide
  geographical distribution, being found wherever sought and deplored
  wherever found.  The maiden is not altogether unpleasing to the eye,
  nor (without her piano and her views) insupportable to the ear, though
  in respect to comeliness distinctly inferior to the rainbow, and, with
  regard to the part of her that is audible, bleating out of the field
  by the canary -- which, also, is more portable.
      A lovelorn maiden she sat and sang --
          This quaint, sweet song sang she;
      "It's O for a youth with a football bang
          And a muscle fair to see!
                  The Captain he
                  Of a team to be!
      On the gridiron he shall shine,
      A monarch by right divine,
          And never to roast on it -- me!"
                                                           Opoline Jones

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Maiden, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    3282
     Housing Units (2000): 1258
     Land area (2000):     4.733543 sq. miles (12.259819 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.036615 sq. miles (0.094832 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.770158 sq. miles (12.354651 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            40660
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.578873 N, 81.211858 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     28650
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Maiden, NC

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