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English adjective: maiden

1. maiden serving to set in motion

SamplesThe magazine's inaugural issue.
The initiative phase in the negotiations.
An initiatory step toward a treaty.
His first (or maiden) speech in Congress.
The liner's maiden voyage.

Synonymsfirst, inaugural, initiative, initiatory



English noun: maiden

1. maiden (person) an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)


Broader (hypernym)fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman

Narrower (hyponym)damoiselle, damosel, damozel, damsel, demoiselle

Instance hyponymIo

2. maiden (time) (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored

Synonymsmaiden over

Broader (hypernym)over

Domain categorycricket

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