A maiden was a young single woman, who was usually a virgin.

In 2266, while under the influence of polywater intoxication, Hikaru Sulu referred to Nyota Uhura as a "fair maiden", when offering her his protection. After being told by Uhura that she was neither, he unsuccessfully attacked the "foul Richelieu". (TOS: "The Naked Time")

When trying to defer the attentions of Salish in 2268, Miramanee said that any maiden would be honored to join with him. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

In 2367 Q expressed his surprise at Vash, portraying Maid Marian, being engaged to Guy of Gisbourne she replied that a maiden (in this case herself) seldom had the chance to marry a nobleman like Sir Guy. (TNG: "Qpid")

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