Raia batis
Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster]

Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me. --Jer. ii. 32. [1913 Webster]

2. A man who has not had sexual intercourse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Christ was a maid and shapen as a man. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. A female servant. [1913 Webster]

Spinning amongst her maids. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Maid is used either adjectively or in composition, signifying female, as in maid child, maidservant. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate ({Raia batis}), and of the thornback ({Raia clavata}). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Fair maid}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Fair}, a.

{Maid of honor}, a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; -- usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties.

{Old maid}. See under {Old}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Raia batis — Skate Skate, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raia clavata — Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair maid — Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maid — Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maid of honor — Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old maid — Maid Maid, n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See {Maiden}.] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. [1913 Webster] Would I had died a maid, And never seen thee, never borne thee son. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • R erinacea — Skate Skate, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • R laevis — Skate Skate, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skate — Skate, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skate sucker — Skate Skate, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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