- The definition of a bride is someone who will soon be married or who is just married.
An example of a bride is a woman who is planning her wedding.
A bride posing for a portrait.
Origin of brideMiddle English ; from Old English bryd, akin to German braut, betrothed, fiancée
Origin of brideFrench ; from Old French ; from Old High German bridel, akin to bridle
Origin of brideMiddle English, from Old English br&ymacron;d.
(third-person singular simple present brides, present participle briding, simple past and past participle brided)
- (obsolete) To make a bride of.
- An individual loop or other device connecting the patterns in lacework.
- birde, rebid
From French bride (“bridle”).