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bride

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English brȳd, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz. Cognate with West Frisian breid, Dutch bruid, German Braut, Swedish and Danish brud.

NounEdit

bride (plural brides)

  1. A woman who is going to marry or who has just been married.
    • Bible, Revelations xxi. 9
      I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    • George Lyttelton (1709-1773)
      Has by his own experience tried / How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      Sophia broke down here. Even at this moment she was subconsciously comparing her rendering of the part of the forlorn bride with Miss Marie Lohr's.
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) An object ardently loved.
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VerbEdit

bride (third-person singular simple present brides, present participle briding, simple past and past participle brided)

  1. (obsolete) To make a bride of.

Etymology 2Edit

From French bride (bridle).

NounEdit

bride (plural brides)

  1. An individual loop or other device connecting the patterns in lacework.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French bride, from Old French bride (rein, bridle), from Middle High German brīdel (rein, bridle), from Old High German brīdil (rein, bridle) (compare also Old High German brittil (rein, strap), French bretelle), from Proto-Germanic *brigdilaz (bridle). Compare Spanish brida, Italian briglia. More at bridle.

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bride f (plural brides)

  1. (horsemanship) bridle
  2. strap
  3. loop (of a button); bride (of lace)
  4. (medicine) adhesion

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bride

  1. first-person singular present indicative of brider
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brider
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brider
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brider
  5. second-person singular imperative of brider

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bride f

  1. plural form of brida