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bride1

[brahyd] /braɪd/
noun
1.
a newly married woman or a woman about to be married.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English brȳd; cognate with Dutch bruid, German Braut, Old Norse brūthr, Gothic brūths
Related forms
brideless, adjective
bridelike, adjective

bride2

[brahyd; French breed] /braɪd; French brid/
noun
1.
Also called bar, leg, tie. a connection consisting of a thread or a number of threads for joining various solid parts of a design in needlepoint lace.
2.
an ornamental bonnet string.
Origin
1865-70; < French: bonnet-string, bridle, Old French < Germanic; see bridle

Bride

[brahyd] /braɪd/
noun
1.
Saint, Brigid, Saint.
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Examples for bride
  • Expectations exist that a bride and groom should be about the same age.
  • The parents of the groom will present the bride with a dress and a gold ornament.
  • In the west, it is now customary to present the bride with a wedding ring.
  • The brothers usually lift the bride, while the groom tries to place the garland over her.
  • A day or two later the bride usually returns to her parental home.
  • A number of cultures adopt the western custom of a bride wearing a white dress.
  • After the solemnization of marriage, the bride departs with her husband.
  • The polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
  • The groom then follows with a response on behalf of his bride.
  • If dancing is provided, the bride and groom first dance together.
British Dictionary definitions for bride

bride1

/braɪd/
noun
1.
a woman who has just been or is about to be married
Word Origin
Old English brӯd; related to Old Norse brūthr, Gothic brūths daughter-in-law, Old High German brūt

bride2

/braɪd/
noun
1.
(lacemaking, needlework) a thread or loop that joins parts of a pattern Also called bar
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: bridle, probably of Germanic origin

Bride

/braɪd/
noun
1.
Saint Bride, See Bridget (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for bride
n.

Old English bryd "bride, betrothed or newly married woman," from Proto-Germanic *bruthiz "woman being married" (cf. Old Frisian breid, Dutch bruid, Old High German brut, German Braut "bride"). Gothic cognate bruþs, however, meant "daughter-in-law," and the form of the word borrowed from Old High German into Medieval Latin (bruta) and Old French (bruy) had only this sense. In ancient Indo-European custom, the married woman went to live with her husband's family, so the only "newly wed female" in such a household would have been the daughter-in-law. On the same notion, some trace the word itself to the PIE verbal root *bru- "to cook, brew, make broth," as this likely was the daughter-in-law's job.

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bride in the Bible

frequently used in the ordinary sense (Isa. 49:18; 61:10, etc.). The relation between Christ and his church is set forth under the figure of that between a bridegroom and bride (John 3:29). The church is called "the bride" (Rev. 21:9; 22:17). Compare parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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