Bride

Definitions

  • Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group
    Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bride a woman who has recently been married
    • n bride a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony
    • n Bride Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A-starin' at the bride A-starin' at the bride
A VOSSE BRIDE A VOSSE BRIDE
SÆTERSDALEN BRIDE SÆTERSDALEN BRIDE
A HARDANGER BRIDE A HARDANGER BRIDE
MARRIAGE PROCESSION OF A BRIDE IN LEBANON MARRIAGE PROCESSION OF A BRIDE IN LEBANON

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job
    • Bride A woman newly married, or about to be married. "Has by his own experience tried
      How much the wife is dearer than the bride ."
      "I will show thee the bride , the Lamb's wife."
    • Bride Fig.: An object ardently loved.
    • v. t Bride To make a bride of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months
    • n bride A woman newly married, or about to be married.
    • n bride A name of the American wood or summer duck, Aix sponsa.
    • bride To make a bride of; marry.
    • bride To act like a bride; assume the air of a bride.
    • n bride A bridle.
    • n bride In needlework, lacemaking, etc., a loop, link, or tie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • n Bride brīd a woman about to be married: a woman newly married
    • v.i Bride (Shak.) to act the bride
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “He took the bride about the neck and kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack that at the parting all the church did echo.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife.”
  • Helen Rowland
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    “A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Bride. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.”

Idioms

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride - If someone is always a bridesmaid, never a bride, they never manage to fulfill their ambition- they get close, but never manage the recognition, etc, they crave.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bride, brid, brude, brud, burd, AS. brȳd,; akin to OFries. breid, OSax. brūd, D. bruid, OHG. prūt, brūt, G. braut, Icel. brūðr, Sw. & Dan. brud, Goth. brūþs,; cf. Armor. pried, spouse, W. priawd, a married person

Usage

In literature:

But perhaps he would join the party at the church, seeing that the head of the family and not himself was going to give the bride away.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Trees and fields flew by so fast that the bride became quite giddy, and expected, besides, that they would be upset every moment.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
The bride slept on the sand where Farallone had laid her.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
It was the fashion at this time for a bride's hair to be left flowing straight from head to foot.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
In case no wedding meal had been served at the bride's house, the company now sat down to it.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
A few days later the bride and bridegroom were taking a walk together, and the path led down to the river, and over the river was a bridge.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Then he said, 'You are mine, and I am thine; you are my bride and have set me free!
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Tradition states she refused his offer of marriage to become the bride of Roger Morris, an officer in the British Army.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
If the bridegroom is not living in the same town with his bride her life is supposed to run rather quietly in his absence.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Charles Herne has come home with a bride.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
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In poetry:

Rebate thy tender suit,
Lest to herself impute
Some worth
Thy bride of earth!
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
Soon must I leave thee
This sweet summer tide;
That other is waiting
To claim his pale bride.
"True Love" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
Wantons go in bright brocade;
Brides in organdie;
Gingham's for the plighted maid;
Satin's for the free!
"The Satin Dress" by Dorothy Parker
This is a lonely lover!
Come, fair one, to his side,
That happy be together
The bridegroom and the bride!
"Marriage Song" by Yehudah ha-Levi
"Ah! not farewell forever!"
The Ritter wildly cried,
"I will be saved or lost with thee,
My lovely Wili-Bride!"
"Ernst Of Edelsheim" by John Hay
"He's gone, I cannot smile as when
I saw him at my side!
Ah me! the memory of that hour
When I was his new bride.
"The Lovers" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

KISS bassist Gene Simmons, his new bride Shannon Tweed and their two children are returning to their reality television show 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels ' and the premiere date is sooner than expected.
When it comes to fencing, the average person probably doesn't know much beyond what you get from The Princess Bride.
Maid of honor was Kristen Reglin of Minneapolis, friend of the bride.
How to attract brides (and grooms.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Edna and Richard Drillien of Vienna and the late Rev.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2010 graduate of West Liberty University.
The bride is the daughter of Lynn Alan Cole and Crystal Martin, of Bombay.
In a wedding, the bride and the groom are the main focus as they are the ones who have gathered the guests to witness their formal union.
Does the flower girl have to wear white or ivory to match the bride.
Jocelyn Glatzer's documentary credits include Owning the Fantasy — The Asian Mail Order Bride and ART2000.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Debra Siebert of Fredonia.
Every bride should have the opportunity to wear the gown of her dreams on her special day.
The bride is the daughter of Manuel and Ingrid Frau of Amherst.
Matron of honor was Jackie Mattson of East Chain, sister of the bride.
Between the Ninja Princess (me), Zombie Ninja, Vampire Princess, Devil, and the Bride of Death I spent near 7 hours on make-up alone.
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In science:

The distance |ξk ,l | between corresponding points (‘fianc´e’ and ‘bride’) must be controlled as to ensure item (b) of the theorem.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
Indeed, we say that the marriage between the bride √π(k+li) and the fianc´e z ∈ ψ−1(0) is possible if ρ(z , √π(k + li)) ≤ 5.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
Hall [1, p.7]), the first inequality in (4.6) guarantees that each bride can find a fianc´e, and the second inequality in (4.6) yields that each fianc´e can find a bride.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
Bernstein theorem [1, Theorem 1.1] gives a matching which covers every bride and every fianc´e.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
Indeed, the axis of a d-bride Bd ∈ Φ belongs to Φ0 .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
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