bridal

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bridal of or pertaining to a bride "bridal gown"
    • adj bridal of or relating to a wedding "bridal procession","nuptial day","spousal rites","wedding cake","marriage vows"
    • n bridal archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
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BRIDAL CHEST. GOTHIC DESIGN BRIDAL CHEST. GOTHIC DESIGN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bridal A nuptial festival or ceremony; a marriage. "Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
      The bridal of the earth and sky."
    • a Bridal Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial; as, bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bridal A feast at a marriage; a wedding-feast.
    • n bridal A marriage; nuptials.
    • bridal Belonging to a bride or to a wedding: as, a bridal wreath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bridal brīd′al a marriage feast: a wedding
    • adj Bridal belonging to a bride or a wedding: nuptial
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Quotations

  • Auson
    Auson
    “Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.”
  • Marty Allen
    Marty Allen
    “If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bridale, brudale, AS. brȳdealo, brideale, bridal feast. See Bride, and Ale, 2

Usage

In literature:

He was unwilling to send the bridal escort until he had the papal bull in his own hands.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
He goes to the land of joyful repose; He gees to prepare my bridal bower.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Now, you are preparing the bridal feast, but you shall see how well I can defeat your designs.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
SECOND BRIDAL TOUR TO THE WEST.
"Among the Sioux" by R. J. Creswell
Crisp cut down nearly a whole bushful of bridal wreath to decorate Eugenia's room with.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Over a high bush on the lawn opposite her window the long "bridal wreaths" tumbled.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
But love's joy is in its loneliness, its sweet bridal loneliness.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
The two long journeys end at the snow-drift of the bridal veil.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
If, however, it comes in the evening, the men of the bridal party are usually also invited.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Bridal rites go on so slowly?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

Its twigs the maiden
Fain would twine in
Her bridal-garland;
Youths its fruit are seeking.
"To My Friend - Ode I" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On King Olaf's bridal night
Shines the moon with tender light,
And across the chamber streams
Its tide of dreams.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf VIII. -- Gudrun" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We laid her on the marriage bed
The bridal flowers in her hand,
A maiden from the ocean led
Only, alas! to die inland.
"Sunstroke" by Laurence Hope
Votive maid, who hath espousal
Of the river's high carousal;
Twenty cubits if he rise,
This shall be his bridal prize.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I have loved thee fond and truly,
In years that have passed away,
And I love thee now as dearly
As upon our bridal day.
"Dearest" by Robert C O Benjamin
Where the river mist, so pale,
Trembles like a bridal veil,
O'er yon lowly drooping tree,
One that loves me waits for me.
"Death's Ferryman" by Alice Cary

In news:

After hundreds of years of ivory mille-feuille, bright white tulle, and pearlescent silk, it's pretty impossible to declare "trends" in the bridal market.
Bridal Bouquets and Wedding Flowers.
A host of trends hit the Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show catwalk.
Fire destroys downtown bridal dress shop.
This undated photo courtesy of Margaret's Cleaners shows dress soaking tubs at Margaret's in San Diego, Calif At Margaret's, each gown is evaluated to determine how it should be cleaned, says bridal director Jan Bohn.
Princess Diana's Bridal Procession -British Royal Weddings of the Past.
You'll have a très chic bridal registry at this cozy shop, which specializes in French hand-painted pottery.
A sixteen-year-old and seventeen-year-old became lost after climbing too high near Bridal Veil Falls when it became dark.
"What sets us apart," she added, "is that as soon as they get engaged, everyone goes down to the newsstand and picks up every bridal publication .
BLI's Really Big Bridal Party 2012.
The Spring Hill Art League along with Art, Craft, Bridal and Frame located in the Town Square Shopper's Mall, 3021 US Hwy 19 in Spring Hill recently hosted an artist reception for Ana Cuzzone.
A friend of mine just told me that someone she knows put their bridal registry at a consignment shop.
Wishing Well Gift Shop and Bridal Registry — Shopping — Altus.
Wishing Well Gift Shop and Bridal Registry .
Can anyone get me some information about a rental hall to have a bridal shower.
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