bride

noun
\ˈbrīd \

Definition of bride 

: 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

All eyes will no doubt be on the bride when Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in October. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Who Will Be the Page Boys in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding?," 5 July 2018 Families scouting for wives for their sons are looking for their own future carers and housemates, given the tradition of brides moving into the in-laws’ family home. The Economist, "Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home," 5 July 2018 According to custom in these conservative Hindu communities, while weddings are often solemnized at very young ages, a bride typically is sent to live with her husband’s family and consummate the union in her teens. Author: Shashank Bengali, Anchorage Daily News, "In India, ‘child marriage is like a disease’," 24 June 2018 Beyond throwing down an exorbitant amount of money on a very important piece of clothing, a bride goes through a detailed alteration process. Alison Goldman, BostonGlobe.com, "I’m about to fly 1,000 miles with my wedding dress," 10 July 2018 Read more: Actor who played Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars says the hate for his character almost led him to suicide A bride gave bone marrow to save a stranger’s baby. Terrence Mccoy, Washington Post, "The future of suburban homelessness? As malls empty, an old Macy’s becomes a homeless shelter.," 6 July 2018 The case has sparked public outrage and widespread calls for child brides to be banned in the predominantly Muslim country. Eileen Ng, The Seattle Times, "Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl," 2 July 2018 How to say no to being a bridesmaid How to handle a bride's expensive beauty demands What plastic buckets? Lisa Bonos, chicagotribune.com, "How to survive that bachelorette party without feeling like the odd person out," 1 July 2018 According to custom in these conservative Hindu communities, while weddings are often solemnized at very young ages, a bride typically is sent to live with her husband’s family and consummate the union in her teens. Author: Shashank Bengali, Anchorage Daily News, "In India, ‘child marriage is like a disease’," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of bride

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bride

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

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bride

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bride

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

bride

noun
\ˈbrīd \

Kids Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married

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