Bride (?), n. [OE. bride, brid, brude, brud, burd, AS. brd; akin to OFries. breid, OSax. brd, D. bruid, OHG. prt, brt, G. braut, Icel. brr, Sw. & Dan. brud, Goth. br33s; cf. Armor. pried spouse, W. priawd a married person.]

1.

A woman newly married, or about to be married.

Has by his own experience tried How much the wife is dearer than the bride. Lyttleton.

I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. Rev. xxi. 9.

2.

Fig.: An object ardently loved.

Bride of the sea, the city of Venice.

 

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Bride, v. t.

To make a bride of.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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