Origin of brideMiddle English from Old English bryd, akin to German braut, betrothed, fiancée
A bride posing for a portrait.
An example of a bride is a woman who is planning her wedding.
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”).
- My future bride looked envious.
- I have a diamond ring adorning my finger, just as a bride might wear!
- For days the bride is fed on little else.
- To my bride, my one true love.
- I thought the nobles were jealous that I took her as my bride, instead of a daughter from a more prominent family.