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bride

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noun \ˈbrīd\

Simple Definition of bride

  • : a woman who has just married or is about to be married

Full Definition of bride

  1. :  a woman just married or about to be married

Examples of bride

  1. the mother of the bride



Origin of bride

Middle English, from Old English brȳd; akin to Old High German brūt bride


First Known Use: before 12th century


BRIDE Defined for Kids

bride

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noun \ˈbrīd\

Definition of bride

  1. :  a woman just married or about to be married





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