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Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
Antonia Fraser

Meaning of "maid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MAID

Shortened form of maiden.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MAID

maid  [meɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Maid is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

maid

Maid

A maid, or housemaid or maidservant, is a female person employed in domestic service. Although now usually found only in the most wealthy of households, in the Victorian era domestic service was the second largest category of employment in England and Wales, after agricultural work.

Definition of maid in the English dictionary

The first definition of maid in the dictionary is (archaic (or literary) a young unmarried girl; maiden. Other definition of maid is a female servant. Maid is also a spinster.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAID


Adelaide
ˈædɪˌleɪd
afraid
əˈfreɪd
aid
eɪd
aide
eɪd
arcade
ɑːˈkeɪd
blade
bleɪd
decade
ˈdɛkeɪd
fade
feɪd
grade
ɡreɪd
handmade
ˌhændˈmeɪd
jade
dʒeɪd
laid
leɪd
made
meɪd
paid
peɪd
parade
pəˈreɪd
raid
reɪd
shade
ʃeɪd
suede
sweɪd
trade
treɪd
upgrade
ʌpˈɡreɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAID

maiasaura
Maid Marian
maid of all work
maid of honour
maid service
maidan
maiden
maiden aunt
maiden lady
maiden name
maiden over
maiden pink
maiden speech
maiden voyage
maiden-like
maidenhair
maidenhair fern
maidenhair tree
maidenhead
maidenhood

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAID

aforesaid
braid
bridesmaid
drug raid
first aid
foreign aid
Haid
hearing aid
housemaid
inlaid
legal aid
Medicaid
overlaid
overpaid
plaid
prepaid
repaid
said
underpaid
unpaid

Synonyms and antonyms of maid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MAID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «maid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of maid

Translation of «maid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAID

Find out the translation of maid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of maid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «maid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女仆
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criada
570 millions of speakers

English

maid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नौकरानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَادِمَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горничная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

empregada doméstica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাসী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bonne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembantu rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dienstmädchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お手伝い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하녀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong wadon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người hầu gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பணிப்பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोलकरीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hizmetçi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cameriera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

służąca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покоївка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

menajeră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπηρέτρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diensmeisie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hembiträde
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tjenestepike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of maid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAID»

The term «maid» is very widely used and occupies the 8.830 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «maid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «maid» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about maid

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10 QUOTES WITH «MAID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word maid.
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Eve Best
There are so many huge roles in the theatre: if you've got the option to play Hedda Gabler on stage, why wouldn't you choose that over a three-line part in a Hollywood film as somebody's maid or somebody's wife or somebody's best friend?
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Karen Black
I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me... I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people.
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Thomas Campbell
An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.
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Jane Campion
I feel that directors at times are like the janitors on the set. I am the secretary, I am the organizer, I am the maid, and I ask if they have eaten or rested. The best things are always out of your control. It's those moments that surpass the imagination that are thrilling.
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Julian Castro
My grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook and a babysitter, barely scraping by, but still working hard to give my mother, her only child, a chance in life, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.
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Frank Crowninshield
In my day, when you called on a girl, her mother was always hollering down to see if she was still unraped, the maid would look in, her father would shuffle his feet in another room. Today the boy calls up, says, 'Meet you at the back door of Stern's.'
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Edna Ferber
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
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Antonia Fraser
Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
9
Matthew Green
Talk of unusual swell of waist In maid of honor loosely laced.
10
Lafcadio Hearn
There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAID»

Discover the use of maid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to maid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Maid in the U.S.A.
This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology.
Mary Romero, 2002
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Maid to Match
From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled--by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman.
Deeanne Gist, 2010
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Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Migrant Workers
"An ethnography with a twist, in that it portrays the domestic workers in their own terms, speaking for themselves through their experiences and reactions, including the strategies of resistance developed by the workers."—China Journal
Nicole Constable, 2007
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Maid for the Millionaire
Liz Harper's to-do list as boss of Happy Maids: - Drive to new client's palatial Miami beach house, armed with housekeeping kit - Try to stay upright when discovering he is none other than Cain Nestor--reclusive millionaire and ...
Susan Meier, 2010
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A Man with a Maid
This anonymous classic was published by Olympia during one of the firm's later incarnations.
Anonymous, James Jennings, 2004
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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall
As she fumbles through the first real work of her life, Margaret struggles to keep her identity secret when suspicions arise and prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall. Can she avoid a trap meant to force her from hiding?
Julie Klassen, 2012
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Quest for a Maid
Aware of her older sister's powers of sorcery, which have been used to help secure the Scottish throne for Robert de Brus, Meg realizes she must try to protect the young Norwegian princess who has been chosen as rightful heir.
Frances Mary Hendry, 1990
8
Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson's Life ...
A startlingly original work establishing the impact of domestic servants on the life and writings of Emily Dickinson
Aife Murray, 2009
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The Mysterious Maid-Servant
This is the tragic situation Giselda finds herself in, with no money for an operation her younger brother desperately needs to save his life, and no one to turn to.
Barbara Cartland, 2012
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Maid of Secrets
In this “lively and fast-paced debut” with “plenty of action and plot twists” (Kirkus Reviews), a secret society of young women make up Elizabeth I’s most trusted royal guard.
Jennifer McGowan, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term maid is used in the context of the following news items.
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In-camera trial for maid death - The Times of India
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has decided to finish in-camera the deposition of a witness in the maid murder case involving BSP MP Dhananjay ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Honey Maid®, Hershey's® and Jet-Puffed® Celebrate a Summer …
The "#ShareSmore - First S'more" film is part of a larger partnership between Honey Maid, Hershey's and Jet-Puffed celebrating s'mores this ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
3
Viz Media Launches The Shojo Romantic Comedy Manga Series …
Hilarious Romantic Sparks Fly After The Female President Of A Predominantly Male High School Is Found Working In A Maid Café By A ... «Anime News Network, Jul 15»
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UAE: Malayalam radio unites Indian maid with family : Kerala, News …
A 62-year-old Indian maid has been reunited with her family after nine years with the help of a UAE-based Malayalam radio channel which is ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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Taylor Maid Farms returns to its roots at | North Bay Business Journal
General Manager Rob Daly stands in front of the Taylor Maid Farms coffee bar in The Barlow industrial and retail center of Sebastopol in July ... «North Bay Business Journal, Jul 15»
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GALLERY: Rare 'Maid of Kent' beetle found on RSPB nature reserve …
The strikingly named and bizarre-looking maid of Kent beetle, which looks like a bettle/bee hybrid has been rediscovered at Great Bells Farm ... «Kent News, Jul 15»
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Maid almost dies after suicide attempt - Yahoo Maktoob News
An Ethiopian maid was saved at the last minute following a failed suicide attempt here, said Northern Frontier Red Crescent spokesman ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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'Devious Maids' Season 3 Spoilers - International Business Times
But the demise of Blanca (who was kidnapped and killed by a mysterious character) was hardly mourned considering the Stappords' maid was ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Body of teenage maid found in Lahore house - Samaa TV
According to the police, the deceased was identified as Amna, who used to work as a maid in residence of a man named Bashir in Shadbagh ... «SAMAA TV, Jul 15»
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RJ helps reunite maid with family after 20 yrs
This Eid is very special for Shahida, a 62-year-old Indian maid, who has been working in the UAE for 20 years. Her long-cherished wish to meet ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»

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