(noun, adjective)


1. serving to set in motion

- his first (or maiden) speech in Congress

- the liner's maiden voyage

Similar word(s): opening, first, inaugural, initiative, initiatory

Sentences with maiden as an adjective:

- 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.


1. an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)

Similar word(s): maid

Definition categories: person, fille, girl, miss, missy

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

Definition categories: time, over

Sentences with maiden as a noun:

- She's unmarried and still a maiden.