- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɹaɪd/
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- Rhymes: -aɪd
From Middle English bride, from Old English brȳd (“bride”), from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (“bride”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bräid (“bride”), West Frisian breid (“bride”), German Low German Bruut (“bride”), Dutch bruid (“bride”), German Braut (“bride”), Danish brud (“bride”), Swedish brud (“bride”).
bride (plural brides)
- A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Revelation 21:9:
- I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
- 1746, George Lyttelton, An Irregular Ode:
- Has by his own experience tried
How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, in 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.
- Coordinate terms: bridegroom, groom
- (obsolete, figurative) An object ardently loved.
- always a bridesmaid, never a bride
- blushing bride
- bride gift
- Bride of the Red Sea
- Bride of the Sea
- bride price
- bride token
- bride wealth
- bride wear
- child bride
- December bride
- mail-order bride
- mourning bride
- off like a bride's nightie
- picture bride
- runaway bride
- war bride
- would-be bride
bride (third-person singular simple present brides, present participle briding, simple past and past participle brided)
- (obsolete) to make a bride of
Borrowed from French bride (“bridle”).
bride (plural brides)
- an individual loop or other device connecting the patterns in lacework
Inherited 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.
bride f (plural brides)
- → Portuguese: brida
- inflection of brider:
- “bride”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
Inherited from Old English brȳd, from Proto-West Germanic *brūdi, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (“bride, daughter-in-law”).
bride (plural brides or bruden)
- a bride; a woman recently married or to be married
- (theology) Christendom as God's partner
- (rare) any young woman in a relationship
- (rare) a groom; a man recently married or to be married
- “brīd(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-10-10.
- inflection of bridar: