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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaidenmaid‧en1 /ˈmeɪdn/ noun [countable]  1 WOMAN literary a young girl, or a woman who is not married syn damsel2 (also maiden over) in cricket, an over in which no runs are scored
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maidenHe won a maiden, a nursery and a conditions race earlier in the season and was most impressive.But we are not told that Polyphemus ever loved any maiden except Galatea, or that any maiden ever loved Polyphemus.Also patron of eloquence, maidens, preachers, single women, spinners, and students.Heartbroken maidens were nothing to him.And some, Perdita added, were cut out to be professional maidens.She identifies this figure as an aspect of the Goddess - water maiden.She can no longer see the water maiden.
maidenmaiden2 adjective  1 maiden flight/voyage2 maiden speech
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maidenThe maiden aunt who was invited to Walsingham House arrived in a four-wheeler.A maiden century against Northants at Edgbaston and his county cap soon followed.Two jets crashed on their maiden flights last year.Fishwick - four maiden heifers £1575.Or is Jones your maiden name?But for a maiden speech, by tradition, everyone keeps absolutely silent and no one is allowed to interrupt.The new prime minister admitted that her maiden speech had been too long.I was making my maiden speech, which is traditionally a somewhat nerve-wracking experience.As Dole and Kemp headed across the country, the team of surrogates was making its maiden voyage in California.The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
From Longman Business Dictionarymaidenmaid‧en /ˈmeɪdn/ adjective [only before a noun] used to describe something that is being done for the first timeThe group could pay a maiden dividend this year.
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