Maiden vs Unmarried - What's the difference?

maiden | unmarried | Synonyms |

Maiden is a synonym of unmarried.


As nouns the difference between maiden and unmarried

is that maiden is morning while unmarried is an unmarried person.

As an adjective unmarried is

having no husband or wife.

maiden

English

Noun

(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

    Synonyms

    * bachelorette

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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)

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    unmarried

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having no husband or wife.
  • Antonyms

    * married

    Synonyms

    * single * unhitched

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An unmarried person.