Definition of maid in English:
1A female domestic servant.
- There, the pictures are in a large, empty house ... about 200 yards in length and the permanent inhabitants are a Housekeeper and two maids, and a carpenter who is in and out as required during the day.
- An army of servants - maids, footmen, cooks and gardeners - made the luxurious lifestyle of the family possible.
- Every room had maids and servants and butlers all cleaning and decorating his home.
1.1 archaic or literary A girl or young woman, especially an unmarried one.
- Was this just Andrew's manner - no, but he certainly didn't flirt with the other maids and pretty girls he passed on the streets.
- A young justice, the Governer of the town, saw the young maid and fell in love with her.
- The young fifteen-year-old elven maid paraded from her father's cart to the Market streets.
1.2 archaic or literary A virgin.
- On the eve of St Valentine, a number of young folk - maids and bachelors - would assemble together, and inscribe upon little billets the names of an equal number of maids and bachelors of their acquaintance, throw the whole into a receptacle of some sort, and then draw them lottery-wise - care, of course, being taken that each should draw one of the opposite sex.
Middle English: abbreviation of maiden.