nuptials

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nuptials the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Nuptials marriage: wedding ceremony
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
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    “Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nuptialisnuptiæ, marriage—nubĕre, nuptum, to marry.

Usage

In literature:

She did not discourage Miss Luella Bailey from heralding the approaching nuptials in the press.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
The following day the nuptials were performed.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
But strange as the bridal had been, so the nuptials were strange, one like the other played to a steel undertone.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
Every body was overjoyed to have him for their king: the nuptials were the most splendid in the world; and the Fair One.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
Melpomene presided at this union, while Thalia blessed the nuptials of Goldoni.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
O Adrastus, who placed them on us, through the nuptials of one bride we are lost!
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
The nuptial day was fixed, but Suzette had not yet bought her wedding clothes.
"The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes" by Various
And Gandhari was received with great respect and the nuptials were celebrated with great pomp under Bhishma's directions.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And then the nuptial festival set in between the families of the Matsya king and the Pandavas.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The ghost kept his promise, and arranged the nuptials as befitted the honour of his house.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
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In poetry:

The ardour of young Eldred's flame
But ill could brook delay,
And oft he press'd the maid to name
A speedy nuptial day.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
The same crimson dragonflies,
Which now, on their nuptial beds,
Are deader and more transparent
Than crumbled dry cigarettes.
"The spring-it had simply been you" by Boris Pasternak
Come, unfold your vocal treasure,
Sing with me a nuptial measure,--
Let this springtime gambol be
Bridal dance for you and me.
"A Bridal Measure" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I would sing a song of gladness,
Nuptial bliss and holy love;
But the trembling chords of sadness
Thrill my bosom as they move.
"Verses Written On The Occasion of The Marriage of Albert Edward" by Janet Hamilton
At threescore winters' end I died A cheerless being sole and sad;
The nuptial knot I never tied,
And wish my father never had.
"An Epitaph 4 (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
Yet, ere thou weddest, as is fit,
Unto thy parent's will submit,
Ask their consent upon the knee:
So shall thy nuptials happy be!
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard

In news:

How to blend age-old customs with contemporary nuptials.
Francis DeGroot presided over the 1 pm nuptials.
Benedetto Vaghetto performed the double-ring ceremony and celebrated a Nuptial Mass.
Conrad said she is "probably not" going to former BFF Heidi's nuptials to boyfriend Spencer Pratt on Saturday.
Nuptials between two women mark first such same-sex Buddhist ceremony in Taiwan.
Nuptial music was provided by Tonya Daugherty.
If there was ever a time to crank Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," this would be it - in honor of Alfonso Ribeiro's recent nuptials, of course.
"I think I'd rather get run over by a train," the 51-year old told Letterman when the funnyman pried about future nuptials.
Nuptial music was provided by Jaci Samu.
After the big blowout nuptials in London dominated our TV screens last week, we have two movies about weddings this week, and next week another one arrives.
Jennifer Aniston "reportedly" invited Brad Pitt's Mom, Jane, to her upcoming nuptials to Justin Theroux.
Shane and Cassie Waroff celebrate their 12-12-12 nuptials on the steps of the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana.
Gay nuptials , pot use approved.
Anne Hathaway's nuptials conducted by both a priest and a rabbi.
Cuomo Predicts New Day For Gay Nuptials .
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In science:

Before being released back to the pen, the hen was weighed (±1g) and the post-nuptial moulting status of the plumage was determined by visual examination.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
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