bride

noun
\ ˈbrīd How to pronounce bride (audio) \

Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married

Examples of bride in a Sentence

the mother of the bride

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Princess Mary was photographed wearing it, although in a more modern bandeau style, and in 1992 at the wedding of the 7th Earl of Harewood’s son, the lucky bride wore the coronet. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Queen Victoria’s Favorite Tiara Almost Caused a National Scandal," 31 Mar. 2019 Guo Pei’s bride, by contrast, was an heroic study of stillness. Jordan Roth, Vogue, "Jordan Roth: A Man’s View on the Haute Couture," 28 Jan. 2019 The bride, Sophie Carter, is one of Kate's longtime close friends and is even one of Charlotte's godparents. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Gave Prince George the Funniest Look at a Family Friend's Wedding," 24 Sep. 2018 For the big day, the bride, 26, wore an open-back mermaid style gown by Milla Nova that was slim through the bodice and hips, and flared slightly at the bottom with sheer detailing and lace appliqué on the top. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Josh Abbott Is Married! All the Details from the Country Star and Wife Taylor Parnell's Big Day," 9 July 2018 The bride, 33, is a brand manager with the Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle. New York Times, "Lisa Hill, Theodore Ellis," 8 July 2018 And in terms of color, well, there wasn’t much outside of a stream of grays and black; save for a shimmering Adut Akech in pale green who closed the show as Chanel’s latest and greatest bride. refinery29.com, "Chanel’s Latest Haute Couture Show Was More Than An Homage To Paris," 5 July 2018 And is there a bride out there without either of them on her Pinterest board? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Jennifer Lopez's Engagement Ring From Alex Rodriguez," 10 Mar. 2019 Still, nothing can quite beat a good statement lip—the soon-to-be bride knows a thing or two about choosing a Kool Aid bright lipstick and can often be seen in electrifying shades of magenta, cherry or deep plum. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Bold Beauty Looks Only Priyanka Chopra Could Wear Down the Wedding Aisle," 1 Dec. 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 How to pronounce bride (audio) \

Kids Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married

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