Translation of maiden in Spanish:

maiden

doncella, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmeɪdn//ˈmeɪd(ə)n/

noun

  • 1archaic, literary

    (woman)
    doncella feminine archaic literary
    • These constricted walkways close one in but then open into wide courtyards where young maidens dance around wells, their sing-song voices light and lustrous.
    • The end of the rite is a year early, and virginal women have gathered to burn their tassels in the presence of the King who is expected to choose his 17th wife from the maidens.
    • In the meantime, not far off from where the battle was, a young and fair maiden was riding abroad on her beautiful white stallion, Evelyn.
    • This paper deals with another manifestation of mortuary garlanding - the custom of making maidens ' garlands for deceased young female virgins.
    • She was humming to herself an enchanting melody, and the young Count stood there entranced by the fair young maiden.
    • One by one the maidens waltzed with the young prince, hoping to win his heart, but his heart belonged to Odette.
    • Before the commencement of the festival young maidens put their names into a hat and the young men picked out the name of the girl who would be their partner for the festival.
    • During the medieval era of chivalry, the names of English maidens and bachelors were put into boxes and drawn out in pairs.
    • Maidens and bachelors who want husbands and wives can dance for their mates.
    • Thus disguised as a maiden, Achilles is introduced as his sister into the court of Lycomedes and there joins the company of the king's daughters.
  • 2

    Horse racing
    caballo que todavía no ha ganado ninguna carrera

adjective

  • 1

    (unmarried)
    soltera
    solterona derogatory
    • The Baldwins reminded me of many such maiden ladies I knew back in the Little Town.
    • Now we have responsibility for my 88 year old cantankerous maiden aunt who suffers from moderately severe dementia and resides in a rest home.
    • Sambrooke, his mother and surviving sisters took possession, and the maiden aunts moved out to Shackerley Hall near Albrighton.
    • And when I went to school it was a whole generation, all the teachers were all maiden ladies, and I think all of their young men went away and never came back.
    • But Virginie is sent to Paris at the behest of a rich maiden aunt who desires to educate her to receive her fortune.
    • "She inherited the place from a maiden aunt, " Erica said.
    • Hillary, on the other hand, would be spending time with that maiden aunt who reads nothing but the Bible.
    • Three married aunts had left home, so there were only five maiden aunts at Loynton at the time we were speaking of.
    • You remember Aunt Jane, my father's maiden sister who used to come stay with us almost every summer?
    • With her death, the Eakins household consisted of three unmarried sisters, a maiden aunt, Tom, and his widowed father.
    • In the summers his mother used to return with the kids from Limerick to her native Dublin, where he would be surrounded by his granny and a selection of doting maiden aunts.
    • Be careful in this colour as you could end up looking like either your maiden aunt Mable or one of the VonTrapp children.
    • She decides to pack an overnight case and visit her maiden aunt, off in the country.
    • Ah well, there are maiden aunts aplenty in my family, maybe I am keeping up that tradition instead.
    • They were all ‘clean’ shows to which one could take one's maiden aunt - indeed the cast of the shows contained only a few females.
    • My first name sounds like someone's maiden aunt.
    • In 1926, DH Lawrence stayed there with a couple of maiden aunts while he corrected proofs of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
    • The maiden aunts of Mortimer Brewster, as it turns out, are not totally responsible for their actions, as insanity, to varying degrees, runs in the family.
    • Just as a crusty maiden aunt confined to a retirement home might continue to lecture her long-suffering relatives by letter, she will still be playing the duenna to an errant world, in writing.
    • Four years later, when Lotty was sixteen years old, we find one of the maiden aunts writing that her sister Rachel had taken Lotty and her mother to see Eccleshall church.
  • 2

    (inaugural)
    (flight/speech) inaugural
    her maiden budget su primer presupuesto
    • The rocket plane made its maiden launch in June from a specially made jet, named White Knight, at an altitude of 15 km.
    • For those, especially aviation enthusiasts, who can remember the maiden flight of Concorde, the prospect that the aircraft might never fly again is a poignant one.
    • The European manufacturer has already built its first test A380 and is planning a maiden flight for early next year.
    • For a film that traces the journey of a young American Indian who comes to India looking for her roots, Brinda's maiden attempt is described by her director as brilliant.
    • In his maiden budget speech Jaswant Singh acknowledged the growth contributed by industry in the current fiscal and talked of consolidating the growth further.
    • Rocket man Steve Bennett has started the countdown to his first manned mission - to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' maiden flight.
    • It was, we are told, a ‘perfect maiden flight’ for the new Airbus A380.
    • The gangway was installed on Friday for a weekend visit by construction workers and their families prior to the transatlantic liner's maiden voyage.
    • The French-built supersonic airliner Concorde made its maiden flight from Toulouse.
    • In 1936, the Supermarine Spitfire made its maiden flight.
    • Sidewalk, Goff's maiden Web effort, was the most ambitious launch to date in the history of the Internet.
    • Chippenham travel agents Lynda and David Brown will get a taste of the high life when they visit the Queen Mary II before the huge ocean liner's maiden voyage.
    • Last month, Lemhannas Governor Ermaya, visited the regency to mark the maiden harvest of rice grown using the Thai seeds.
    • A stint with the legendary Byron Nelson and an inner determination to take a challenge head on came to fruition with his maiden win - the Western Open in 1974.
    • A North Yorkshire couple whose Mediterranean cruise came to an abrupt end when their ship broke down 15 hours into its maiden voyage say they can't wait to get back on board.
    • He is a much more relaxed man now after ‘Autograph’, his maiden attempt as producer, proved a box office hit.
    • A hundred years ago Wilbur and Orville Wright astonished the world when their aeroplane, the Kittyhawk, made its maiden flight in North Carolina.
    • Anand had won this tournament in his maiden attempt in 1989 and also in 1998, 2003 and now in 2004.
    • The Schomberg was a 2600-ton clipper on her maiden voyage - the largest wooden ship ever launched from a British yard.
    • The author recalls the scenes on May 27, 1936, when the first Queen Mary left Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York.