A bride posing for a portrait.
An example of a bride is a woman who is planning her wedding.
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 bréd
(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.
From French bride (“bridle”).