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maiden

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Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness.
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Etymology

Old English mæġden

Noun

Singular
maiden

Plural
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  1. A girl or an unmarried young woman, often used poetically
  2. A virgin
    She's unmarried and still a maiden.
  3. (cricket) a maiden over

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Adjective

maiden (not comparable)

Positive
maiden

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. describing a first occurrence or event
    The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.
  2. (cricket) describing an over in which no runs are scored

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Noun

maiden

  1. Genitive plural form of maa.

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