- a newly married woman or a woman about to be married.
Origin of bride1
Origin of bride2
- Saint. Brigid, Saint.
Examples from the Web for bride
When she arrived, she saw that Little Snow White was the bride.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her
The Brothers Grimm
November 30, 2014
He became paranoid that his bride would be kidnapped, and told her to never go to the same place twice.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
Women threw rice on peshmerga fighters, a tradition practiced at Syrian weddings when neighbors welcome the bride and groom.Remembering Kobani Before The Siege
Mustafa Abdi, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
November 8, 2014
And one daughter said “princesses” and the other said “bride.”Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’
September 17, 2014
Princess Charlene of Monaco, the athletic, South African bride of Prince Albert, is also with child.Princess Charlene's Monaco Nightmare
September 15, 2014
You haven't seen the bride's table in the tent yet, have you, Hippy?Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
There was no lessening of the bride's composure as she replied, with a little shrug.
"No," the bride replied, and there was determination in the monosyllable.
Since then, he had striven to obtain another interview with his bride, but she had refused him.
No well-regulated Thames inn can exist a week without a bride and groom.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
- a woman who has just been or is about to be married
- lacemaking needlework a thread or loop that joins parts of a patternAlso called: bar
- Saint Bride See Bridget (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for bride
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.