|a woman who has just been or is about to be married|
|[Old English brӯd; related to Old Norse brūthr, Gothic brūths daughter-in-law, Old High German brūt]|
|lacemaking, needlework Also called: bar a thread or loop that joins parts of a pattern|
|[C19: from French, literally: |
|Saint Bride See Bridget|
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).