• (America, RP) IPA: /bɹaɪd/

bride (plural brides)

  1. A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
    • Bible, Book of Revelation xxi. 9
      I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    • Has by his own experience tried / How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
    Coordinate terms: bridegroom#English|bridegroom, groom#English|groom
  2. (obsolete, figurative) An object ardently loved.
Translations Verb

bride (brides, present participle briding; past and past participle brided)

  1. (obsolete) to make a bride of

bride (plural brides)

  1. an individual loop or other device connecting the patterns in lacework

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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