Maiden vs Unmarried - What's the difference?
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.
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
An unmarried woman, especially an older woman.
A racehorse without any victory ('virgin record').
(label) A Scottish counterpart of the guillotine.
(label) A maiden over.
(label) A machine for washing linen.
* maidenly, maidenliness
* maiden flight
* maiden voyage
* maiden name
* maiden of honor
* iron maiden
Like or befitting a (young, unmarried) maiden.
- a surprising old maiden lady
(figuratively) Being a first occurrence or event.
- Have you no modesty, no maiden shame?
- 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.
, date=May 13
, author=Andrew Benson
, title=Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win
, work=BBC Sport
, 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.
- maiden flowers
Of a fortress, never having been captured or violated.
- Full bravely hast thou fleshed / Thy maiden sword.
Having no husband or wife.
An unmarried person.