bride

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bride, from Old English brȳd(bride), from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz(bride). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bräid(bride), West Frisian breid(bride), Danish brud(bride), Dutch bruid(bride), French bru(daughter-in-law), German Low German Bruut(bride), German Braut(bride), Swedish brud(bride).

Noun[edit]

bride ‎(plural brides)

  1. A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
    • Bible, Revelation xxi. 9
      I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    • George Lyttelton (1709-1773)
      Has by his own experience tried / How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      Sophia broke down here. Even at this moment she was subconsciously comparing her rendering of the part of the forlorn bride with Miss Marie Lohr's.
  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]

Borrowing 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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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
  5. flange

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bride

  1. inflection of brider:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

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bride f

  1. plural of brida

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bride

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of bridar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of bridar.