a newly married woman or a woman about to be married.
- brideless, adjective
- bridelike, adjective
Other definitions for bride (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Bride (3 of 3)
Saint. Brigid, Saint.
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How to use bride in a sentence
If a reasonable amount of time goes by and you have not received thanks — and you have other reasons to contact the mother, besides checking up on the bride — then yes, you may casually mention your fears.Miss Manners: Neighbor promised a replacement for vacuum playmate | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
One of the Walton sons was even married in Elkton to his 17-year old bride on the TV show The Waltons.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century | Melissa August | February 11, 2021 | Time
On the morning after their wedding night, he rolls over to snuggle with his new bride as she sleeps.It’s true: Waking up is hard to do, especially when there’s a smartphone involved | John Kelly | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
For such men, it is convenient to purchase a bride across state for a cheaper price.
These gender imbalances have increased cross-cultural and cross-regional marriages, which has in turn exacerbated trafficking of brides in India.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He became paranoid that his bride would be kidnapped, and told her to never go to the same place twice.
Women threw rice on peshmerga fighters, a tradition practiced at Syrian weddings when neighbors welcome the bride and groom.
Shrien Dewani looked like a broken man after the November 2010 carjacking that left his new bride dead.The Honeymoon Murder Trial of British Millionaire Shrien Dewani Begins | Nico Hines | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had some help, too—the entire cast and crew of The Princess bride contributed cherished memories to the tome.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’ | Marlow Stern | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera | John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
The hour was beyond the time in which he ought to have been in the imperial boudoir, to await the hand of his intended bride.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
bride and bridegroom, accompanied by the weeping crowd, proceeded to the castle gate.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
It is the custom among these people for the lover to give his bride as fine a present as her parents think suitable.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Next night at dinner I proposed Sir Alister's health, and we all drank to him and his "bride-to-be."Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for bride (1 of 3)
a woman who has just been or is about to be married
British Dictionary definitions for bride (2 of 3)
lacemaking needlework a thread or loop that joins parts of a pattern: Also called: bar
British Dictionary definitions for Bride (3 of 3)
Saint Bride See Bridget (def. 1)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bride
see give away (the bride).
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