Maiden vs Maidenlike - What's the difference?

maiden | maidenlike |

As a noun maiden

is morning.

As an adjective maidenlike is

like a maiden; gentle, demure.




(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.
  • (label)
  • 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
  • , year=2012 , date=May 13 , author=Andrew Benson , title=Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado took his maiden victory and Williams's first since 2004 in a strategic battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.}}
  • (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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    (en adjective)
  • Like a maiden; gentle, demure.
  • *, II.15:
  • *:Whereto serves this mayden-like bashfulnessebut to increase a desire and endeare a longing in us to vanquish, to gourmandize, and at our pleasure to dispose all this squeamish ceremonie, and all these peevish obstacles?
  • *1820 , (Walter Scott), The Abbot :
  • *:But on half a minute's reflection, the damsel changed totally her attitude and manner, folded her cloak around her arms in modest and maidenlike fashion, and walked of her own accord to the presence of the great man.
  • Synonyms

    * maidenly