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Meaning of MAID

Pronunciation:  meyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
  2. [n]  a female domestic

MAID is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: amah, housemaid, maiden, maidservant
 See Also: chambermaid, damoiselle, damosel, damozel, damsel, demoiselle, domestic, domestic help, fille, fille de chambre, girl, handmaid, handmaiden, house servant, Io, lady's maid, miss, missy, parlormaid, parlourmaid, young lady, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or have a maid in your dream, suggests that you are depending too much on others for their help. You need to be more independent and look after your own self. Dreaming that you are a maid indicates that you need to clear up the clutter in your life. You may also need to nurture yourself and cleanse your emotions.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, babe, baby, bachelor girl, betweenmaid, biddy, broad, chambermaid, chaperon, chick, colleen, companion, cook, cutie, daily, dame, damoiselle, damsel, demoiselle, doll, domestic, duenna, feme sole, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, filly, frail, gal, gentlewoman, girl, girlie, handmaid, handmaiden, heifer, hired girl, housemaid, hoyden, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, kitchenmaid, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, lass, lassie, little missy, live-in maid, live-out maid, lone woman, mademoiselle, maiden, maiden lady, maidservant, miss, missy, nursemaid, nymph, nymphet, old maid, parlormaid, piece, quail, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, single girl, skirt, slip, soubrette, spinster, spinstress, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, tweeny, upstairs maid, vestal, vestal virgin, virgin, waiting maid, wench, young creature, young thing