Wicca vs Maiden - What's the difference?

wicca | maiden |

As a proper noun wicca

is a neopagan religion first popularised in 1954 by british civil servant , involving the worship of god and goddess and the observance of eight sabbats.

As a noun maiden is




Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A neopagan religion first popularised in 1954 by British civil servant , involving the worship of God and Goddess and the observance of eight Sabbats.
  • Hyponyms

    * Eclectic Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca, Gardnerian Wicca, Odyssean Wicca, Dianic Wicca, Celtic Wicca, Faery Wicca

    Derived terms

    * Wiccan, Wiccanism, Wiccanist *Wiccanize, Wiccanizing *Wiccaphobia, wiccaphobe

    See also

    * (Wicca) * (Witchcraft)





    (en noun)
  • A girl or an unmarried young woman.
  • A female virgin.
  • :
  • A man with no experience of sex, especially because of deliberate abstention.
  • *:
  • *:As for that said sire Bors I wille be shryuen with a good wylle / Soo syr Bors was confessyd / and for al wymmen sir Bors was a vyrgyne / sauf for one / that was the doughter of kynge Brangorys / and on her he gat a child that hyghte Elayne / and sauf for her syre Bors was a clene mayden
  • A maidservant.
  • An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.
  • A racehorse without any victory ('virgin record').
  • (label) A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.
  • :(Wharton)
  • (label) A maiden over.
  • (label) A machine for washing linen.
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  • Derived terms

    * maidenhair * maidenhead * maidenhood * maidenly, maidenliness * maiden flight * maiden voyage * maiden name * maiden of honor * iron maiden


    * bachelorette


  • Virgin.
  • * Thackeray
  • a surprising old maiden lady
  • Without offspring.
  • Like or befitting a (young, unmarried) maiden.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Have you no modesty, no maiden shame?
  • (figuratively) Being a first occurrence or event.
  • The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage .
    After Edmund Burke's maiden speech, William Pitt the Elder said Burke had "spoken in such a manner as to stop the mouths of all Europe" and that the Commons should congratulate itself on acquiring such a member.
  • * {{quote-news
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  • (cricket) Being an over in which no runs are scored.
  • Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
  • * Shakespeare
  • maiden flowers
  • * Shakespeare
  • Full bravely hast thou fleshed / Thy maiden sword.
  • Of a fortress, never having been captured or violated.
  • (Macaulay)


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