Origin of bride1
Definition for bride (2 of 3)
Origin of bride2
Definition for bride (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for bride
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.
And one daughter said “princesses” and the other said “bride.”Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’|Marlow Stern|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Princess Charlene of Monaco, the athletic, South African bride of Prince Albert, is also with child.
“They called him Saif the Bride because people stared at him like a beautiful woman,” Haidar said.An Iraqi Group Helping Women and Gays Is Receiving Death Threats|Jacob Siegel|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He took the place of Jean Valjean, who, on account of his arm being still in a sling, could not give his hand to the bride.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The bridegroom carries a ploughshare, and the bride a small pot containing conji (rice gruel).Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
The clergyman, who was impatient to get his dinner, soon united the parties, and we saluted the bride.The Gold Hunter's Adventures|William H. Thomes
When all was ready the mother carried the bride to that chamber where she should lie, to disarray her for the night.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
At the top of the sheet the crest (if the family of the bride has the right to use one) is embossed without color.Etiquette|Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for bride (1 of 3)
Word Origin for bride
British Dictionary definitions for bride (2 of 3)
Word Origin for bride
British Dictionary definitions for bride (3 of 3)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with bride
see give away (the bride).