• A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
  • An object ardently loved.
  • an individual loop or other device connecting the patterns in lacework


  • to make a bride of


  • From Middle English bride, from Old English brȳd, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Bräid, West Frisian breid, German Low German Bruut, Dutch bruid, German Braut, Danish brud, Swedish brud.
  • Borrowed from French bride.

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