Maidenhood
Maidenhood Maid"en*hood, n. [AS. m[ae]gdenh[=a]d. See {Maid}, and {-hood}.] 1. The state of being a maid or a virgin; virginity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Newness; freshness; uncontaminated state. [1913 Webster]

The maidenhood Of thy fight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • maidenhood — (n.) O.E. mægdenhad maidenhood; see MAIDEN (Cf. maiden) (n.) + HOOD (Cf. hood) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maidenhood — [mād′ nhood΄] n. [ME maidenhod < OE mægdenhad: see MAIDEN & HOOD] the state or time of being a maiden: also maidhood …   English World dictionary

  • maidenhood — noun Date: before 12th century the quality, state, or time of being a maiden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maidenhood — /mayd n hood /, n. the state or time of being a maiden or virgin. Also called maidhood. [bef. 900; ME; OE maegdenhad. See MAIDEN, HOOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • maidenhood — noun /ˈmeɪd(ə)nhʊd/ a) The condition of being a maiden; the time when one is a maiden or young girl. I have gyven the the grettyst ryches and the fayryst floure that ever I had, and that is my maydynhode that I shall never have agayne – and… …   Wiktionary

  • maidenhood — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. virginity, maidenhead, maidhood, purity; see chastity , innocence 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • maidenhood — maid·en·hood || meɪdnhÊŠd n. time when one is a maiden, state of being an unmarried woman or girl, state of being a virgin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maidenhood — n. 1. Virginity, virgin purity, maidhood. 2. Freshness, newness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • maidenhood — n virginity, maidenhead, maidhood, intactness; celibacy, singleness, Euph. single blessedness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • maidenhood — maid·en·hood …   English syllables

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