\ 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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Jim was truly a renaissance man with a love of music, Broadway shows and, in particular, dancing with his beautiful bride., "Deaths in South Florida: 9/1," 1 Sep. 2019 The sweetest family shot was of The Rock, 47, kissing his bride under an alter while holding Jasmine, while Lauren holds Tia. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's wife Lauren shares adorable wedding pics with their daughters," 27 Aug. 2019 Officials say 19-year-old Harley Morgan and his 20-year-old bride, Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan, were driving on Highway 87 South in Orange County, when their car collided with a pickup truck. Lavendrick Smith, Dallas News, "Newlywed couple dies in crash moments after getting married in southeast Texas," 24 Aug. 2019 Finally, my lovely Sicilian bride ended the discussion, her black eyes flashing. John Kass,, "Column: For CNN’s Cuomo, it’s now Fredo, forever.," 14 Aug. 2019 The Stache’ has chosen to spend his Saturdays with his lovely bride Annie at their new home at the Villages. Matt Murschel,, "Longtime UCF football radio broadcaster Jerry O’Neill retiring," 14 Aug. 2019 Curtis Jones said Luther Jones had recently married in June, and was focused on caring for his new bride and children. NBC News, "Erie day care fire that killed firefighter's kids lacked thorough inspection, official says," 12 Aug. 2019 Other standouts include Garrett Chandler as a harried radio operator, Rich Wordes and Beverly Crain as an elderly Jewish couple who choose to sink together, and Lane Kunce and Sierra Henderson as billionaire John Jacob Astor and his young bride. Tom Titus, Daily Pilot, "On Theater: A ‘Titanic’ hit musical at the Attic Community Theatre," 12 Aug. 2019 His bride stood nearby, red-gold curls framing her face, watching her new husband with a smile. Caitlin Dwyer, Longreads, "Shared Breath," 25 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of bride

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


\ ˈbrīd How to pronounce bride (audio) \

Kids Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married

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