Handmaid


Handmaid
Handmaid Hand"maid` (h[a^]nd"m[=a]d`), Handmaiden Hand"maid`en (h[a^]nd"m[=a]d`'n), n. A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster]

2. Something or someone serving in a subordinate position; as, theology should be the handmaiden of ethics. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: handmaid, servant. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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