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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bride, from Old English brȳd (bride), from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (bride). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bräid (bride), West Frisian breid (bride), Danish brud (bride), Dutch bruid (bride), French bru (daughter-in-law), German Low German Bruut (bride), German Braut (bride), Swedish brud (bride).

NounEdit

bride (plural brides)

  1. A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
    • Bible, Revelation xxi. 9
      I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    • (Can we date this quote by George Lyttelton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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
  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

Borrowed from French bride (bridle).

NounEdit

bride (plural brides)

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

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FrenchEdit

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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NounEdit

bride f (plural brides)

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

VerbEdit

bride

  1. inflection of brider:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

bride f

  1. plural of brida

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old English brȳd, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (bride, daughter-in-law).

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NounEdit

bride (plural brides or bruden)

  1. a bride; a woman recently married or to be married
  2. (theology) Christendom as God's partner
  3. (rare) any young woman in a relationship
  4. (rare) a groom; a man recently married or to be married

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: bride
  • Scots: bride
  • Yola: breede

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɾide/, [ˈbɾiðe]

VerbEdit

bride

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of bridar.