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[n] an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
[n] a female domestic

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\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. 3
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}.

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