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Meaning of HANDMAID

Pronunciation:  'hand`meyd

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Hand"maid"\, Handmaiden \Hand"maiden\, n.
A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.

Easton Bible Dictionary

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.

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