bride

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See also: Bride, bridé, bríde, and Bríde

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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), German Low German Bruut (bride), Dutch bruid (bride), German Braut (bride), Danish brud (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.
    Coordinate terms: bridegroom, groom
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) An object ardently loved.
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Verb[edit]

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]

Borrowed 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
  5. flange

Verb[edit]

bride

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bride f

  1. plural of brida

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English brȳd, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (bride, daughter-in-law).

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bride (plural brides or bruden)

  1. a bride; a woman recently married or to be married
  2. (theology) Christendom as God's partner
  3. (rare) any young woman in a relationship
  4. (rare) a groom; a man recently married or to be married

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  • English: bride
  • Scots: bride
  • Yola: breede

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɾide/, [ˈbɾi.ð̞e]

Verb[edit]

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.