- an elderly unmarried woman
- someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
- an elderly unmarried womanFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=spinster
+ - ster
A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin. « She spake to spinster
to spin it out.» Piers Plowman.
« The spinsters
and the knitters in the sun.» Shak. 2.
A man who spin...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/165
1. A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin. 'She spake to spinster to spin it out.' (Piers Plowman) 'The spinsters and the knitters in the sun.' (Shak) ... 2. A man who spins. ... 3. An unmarried or single woman; used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname. 'If a gentlewoman be termed a spinster, she may abate the wri...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
old maid noun
an elderly unmarried womanFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=spinster
• (n.) A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction. • (n.) An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname. • (n.) A man who spins. • (n.) A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/spinster/
A woman who has never been married.Found on http://www.movinghere.org.uk/help/glossary.htm
A spinster is an unmarried woman who is past the usual age for marrying and is considered unlikely to marry. An 18-year-old single woman would not be considered a spinster in contemporary language, but a single, 40-year-old woman may be considered a spinster. The term is synonymous with `old maid`. Several dictionaries flag it as a derogatory te.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinster
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