bride

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English brȳd, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz. Cognate with West Frisian breid, Dutch bruid, German Braut, Swedish and Danish brud.

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bride (plural brides)

  1. A woman who is going to marry or who has just been married.
    • Lyttleton
      Has by his own experience tried / How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
    • Bible, Revelations xxi. 9
      I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) An object ardently loved.
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bride (third-person singular simple present brides, present participle briding, simple past and past participle brided)

  1. (obsolete) To make a bride of.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French bride (bridle).

Noun[edit]

bride (plural brides)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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bride f (plural brides)

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

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bride

  1. first-person singular present indicative of brider
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brider
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brider
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brider
  5. second-person singular imperative of brider

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bride f

  1. plural form of brida