bride

1
[ brahyd ]
/ braɪd /

noun

a newly married woman or a woman about to be married.

Origin of bride

1
before 1000; Middle English; Old English brȳd; cognate with Dutch bruid, German Braut, Old Norse brūthr, Gothic brūths
Related formsbride·less, adjectivebride·like, adjective

Definition for bride (2 of 3)

bride

2
[ brahyd; French breed ]
/ braɪd; French brid /

noun

Also called bar, leg, tie. a connection consisting of a thread or a number of threads for joining various solid parts of a design in needlepoint lace.
an ornamental bonnet string.

Origin of bride

2
1865–70; < French: bonnet-string, bridle, Old French < Germanic; see bridle

Definition for bride (3 of 3)

Bride

[ brahyd ]
/ braɪd /

noun

Saint. Brigid, Saint.
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British Dictionary definitions for bride (1 of 3)

bride

1
/ (braɪd) /

noun

a woman who has just been or is about to be married

Word Origin for bride

Old English brӯd; related to Old Norse brūthr, Gothic brūths daughter-in-law, Old High German brūt

British Dictionary definitions for bride (2 of 3)

bride

2
/ (braɪd) /

noun

lacemaking needlework a thread or loop that joins parts of a patternAlso called: bar

Word Origin for bride

C19: from French, literally: bridle, probably of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for bride (3 of 3)

Bride

/ (braɪd) /

noun

Saint Bride See Bridget (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for bride

bride


n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with bride

bride


see give away (the bride).

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