Maid definition

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A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
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(dated or poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.

Note - maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.

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A housemaid or chambermaid.
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A woman servant.
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A girl or woman servant: often in compounds.

Barmaid, housemaid.

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(now chiefly literary) A girl or young unmarried woman.
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The definition of a maid is a female who is hired to do domestic tasks like cleaning house and cooking, or a young unmarried female.

A live-in housekeeper who cooks and cleans for you is an example of a maid.

A young unmarried girl is an example of a maid.

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A woman or girl who is a virgin.
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(obs.) A virgin.
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(archaic) A virgin of either gender.
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An unmarried girl or woman.
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(Massive Array of Idle Disks) Active archiving that uses disk drives instead of tape. Most of the drives in a MAID array are idle most of the time, but can be revved up and read faster than searching sequentially through magnetic tape. MAID libraries typically do not use RAID technology because each read and write in most RAID configurations uses several drives. The concept behind MAID is to have an enormous amount of data quickly available at the least cost, and spinning disks require power and generate heat, which requires cooling.Some Active, Some PassiveA MAID system may be built with a small ratio of spinning disks that serve as a cache for the non-spinning, passive disks. If a request is not found in the cache, the appropriate passive disks are powered up. See active archiving, WORO and RAID.
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the Maid
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maid
Plural:
maids

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Maid

Origin of maid

  • Middle English maide from Old English mægden maghu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden.

    From Wiktionary