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maiden is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of maiden in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… her mother's maiden name was Dean this …”

meanings of maiden


  1. A girl or an unmarried young woman.
  2. A machine for washing linen.
  3. Alternative form of Maiden.
  4. A maidservant.
  5. A maiden over.
  6. A man with no experience of sex, especially because of deliberate abstention.
  7. A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.
  8. A horse race in which all starters are maidens.
  9. A clothes maiden.
  10. An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.
  11. One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Crone and Mother representing a girl or a young woman.
  12. A racehorse without any victory, i.e. one having a "virgin record".
  13. A female virgin.


  1. Being an over in which no runs are scored.
  2. Being a first occurrence or event.
  3. Grown from seed and never pruned.
  4. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  5. Never having been captured or violated.
  6. Like or befitting a (young, unmarried) maiden.
  7. Virgin.
  8. Without offspring.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Iron Maiden, a heavy metal band from England.

maiden frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word maiden occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics maiden can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that maiden can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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