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Meaning of HANDMAID

Pronunciation:  'hand`meyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a personal maid or female attendant
  2. [n]  in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
 

HANDMAID is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: handmaiden, handmaiden, servant
 
 See Also: amah, housemaid, maid, maidservant, subordinateness, subsidiarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hand"maid"\, Handmaiden \Hand"maiden\, n.
A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

servant (Gen. 16:1; Ruth 3:9; Luke 1:48). It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had brought from Egypt.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abigail, agent, amah, ancilla, appliance, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, chambermaid, chaperon, Charlie McCarthy, companion, contrivance, cook, creature, device, duenna, dummy, dupe, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, go-between, handmaiden, hired girl, housemaid, implement, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, kitchenmaid, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, lever, live-in maid, live-out maid, maid, maidservant, mechanism, mediator, medium, midwife, minion, nursemaid, organ, parlormaid, pawn, plaything, puppet, scullery maid, servant, servant girl, servitress, slave, soubrette, stooge, tool, toy, tweeny, upstairs maid, vehicle, waiting maid, wench
 

 

 

 

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