: a woman just married or about to be married

Examples of bride in a Sentence

the mother of the bride
Recent Examples on the Web How involved can a bride be in the planning of her bachelorette celebration? Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2024 Trenton Community Park was bustling with families and dotted with brides and grooms. Minnah Arshad, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 Instead, the bride and groom planned to share a recording of their ceremony for the group to view together with them a week later. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2024 Dress to Impress For the wedding celebration, the brides both wore Danielle Frankel. Donna Kim, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Tasked with pimping the conflicted Bergman out as a bride to a charming fascist (Claude Rains), Grant finds himself in an untenable war between love and duty. Dennis Perkins,, 5 Apr. 2024 Dear Enforcer: Finalizing the guest list is the bride’s job. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024 The princess bride Mariah Carey (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)Ron Galella, Ltd./Getty Images Back in 1993, Mariah tied the knot with music tycoon Tommy Mottola at the Grand St Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024 The bride wore a gown designed by Les Habitudes, and the groom wore a Ralph Lauren suit. Effie Orfanides, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bride was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a woman just married or about to be married
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