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Maud \Maud\, n. A gray plaid; -- used by shepherds in Scotland.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, from Old French Mahaut, from Medieval Latin Matilda from Germanic (compare Old High German Mahthilda; see Matilda).


n. A grey plaid once worn by shepherds in Scotland.

Maud, OK -- U.S. city in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 1136
Housing Units (2000): 523
Land area (2000): 0.967389 sq. miles (2.505525 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.967389 sq. miles (2.505525 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46900
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.131809 N, 96.777527 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 74854
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Maud, OK
Maud, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1028
Housing Units (2000): 473
Land area (2000): 1.487008 sq. miles (3.851332 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.487008 sq. miles (3.851332 sq. km)
FIPS code: 47088
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.332185 N, 94.343244 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75567
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Maud, TX

As a feminine given name: As a placename:

In Antarctica:
  • Queen Maud Land (Norwegian: Dronning Maud Land), an area of 2.5 million square kilometers claimed by Norway in 1938
In Canada:
  • Queen Maud Gulf, Nunavut, Canada
In New Zealand:
  • Maud Island, the second largest island in the Marlborough Sounds
In Scotland:
  • Maud, Aberdeenshire, a small town in the Buchan area of the county of Aberdeenshire
In the United States:
  • Maud, Illinois, an unincorporated community in Wabash County
  • Maud, Iowa, an unincorporated community in Allamakee County
  • Maud, Oklahoma, a city in Pottawatomie County
  • Maud, Texas, a city in Bowie County
  • Maud, Washington, an unincorporated community

As a ship name:

  • SS Dronning Maud, a Norwegian Hurtigruten ship sunk under controversial circumstances by German bombers during the 1940 Norwegian Campaign
  • Maud, a ship used from 1918 to 1925 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in exploring the Northeast Passage (now known as the Northern Sea Route)
  • Maud, a Norfolk wherry built in 1899
  • , a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1919

In literature:

  • Maud and other poems, an 1855 volume of poetry by English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • "Maud" (poem), title poem in the 1855 volume by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Maud, a werecat in the Inheritance Cycle

Maud may also refer to:

  • Maud (plaid), a black and white checked plaid once worn in southern Scotland and northern England
  • MAUD Committee, the beginning of the British atomic bomb project, before the United Kingdom joined forces with the United States in the Manhattan Project
  • MAUD Program, a program for analysis of materials using diffraction, based on the Rietveld refinement method
  • MAUDhomme, a Czech men's fashion magazine
Maud (given name)

Maud (approximately pronounced "mawd" in English), is an Old German feminine given name meaning "powerful battler". It is a variant of the given name Matilda but is uncommon as a surname.

The name's popularity in 19th century England is associated with Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Maud. People with the name include:

  • Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon (1074–1130), daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria and heir to his earldom of Huntingdon
  • Maud Adams (born 1945), Swedish actress
  • Maud Gonne (1866–1953), English-born Irish revolutionary, feminist, actress and long time poetic inspiration to William Butler Yeats
  • Maud Meyer, Sierra Leonean Nigerian jazz singer
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), Canadian writer
  • Maud Mulder (born 1981), Dutch singer
  • Maud of Savoy (1125–1158), first Queen Consort of Portugal
  • Maud of Wales (1869–1938), also known as "Maud, Queen of Norway", a member of the British Royal Family
  • Princess Maud of Fife (1893–1945), member of the British Royal Family
  • Empress Matilda, (1102–1169), also known as "Mahaut", "Maud" or "Maude", daughter of King Henry I of England and mother to King Henry II of England
  • Maud Flanders, wife of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons
  • Maud Pie, older sister of Pinkie Pie from the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode of the same name
Maud (plaid)

A maud is a woollen blanket or plaid woven in a pattern of small black and white checks known as Border tartan, Falkirk tartan, Shepherd's check, Shepherd's plaid or Galashiels grey. It was in common use as an item of clothing in the southern counties of Scotland and the northern counties of England until the early twentieth century.

Usage examples of "maud".

Maud answered, and called to two men I had not noticed, addressing one as almoner and the other as chamberlain.

But Ruth had walked to the gate to see if Babbie was coming and, as Maud emerged from the shop, the two women came face to face.

Maud, did you notice Derek Burdon and that nice girl I was telling you about, Jenny Rainsford?

I stood, plucking at the fringes on the skirt, while Maud ran to her jewel box for a brooch, that she fastened to my bosom, tilting her head to see how it looked.

Maud and Beth volunteered their services and were so calm and deft that Doctor Gys was well pleased with them.

Maud Lowder, to whom it was new indeed and who had never heard anything remotely like it, quite cherished her, as a social resource, by reason of it.

If Queen Maud Land was mapped before it was covered by ice, the original cartography must have been done an extraordinarily long time ago.

With a grave elder-sisterly air she felt all over the baby-limbs, and when Maud set up an indignant cry, began hushing her with so quaint an imitation of motherliness, that we were all amused.

Nip and Tuck swing back into Seventh Avenue, and pop into the entrance of a small apartment house, and go tearing up the stairs to the first floor, and when we get there these bloodhounds are scratching vigorously at the door of Apartment B-2, and going woofle-woofle, and we are all greatly excited, indeed, but the door opens, and who is standing there but a doll by the name of Maud Milligan, who is well known to one and all as the ever-loving doll of Big Nig, the crap shooter, who is down in Hot Springs at this time taking the waters, or whatever it is guys take in Hot Springs.

Maud with which Lord Leakham had attempted to soothe the spasms of his peptic ulcer.

Lady Maud, relapsing rather prematurely into the language of the nursery.

Maud, who endeavoured to reward his tender assiduities by a smile, but could not.

Maud, however, without a hat of any sort, her long, luxuriant, silken, golden tresses covering her shoulders, and occasionally veiling her warm, rich cheek, was exercising with a battledore, keeping Little Smash, now increased in size to quite fourteen stone, rather actively employed as an assistant, whenever the exuberance of her own spirits caused her to throw the plaything beyond her reach.

Arkwright, or Maud, or Flo Aplin, or any of these Mayflower braggers begin to hold forth?

Half the county was there as Lady Maud strode through the pinetum with Mrs Forthby as her bridesmaid.