Meaning of “bride” in the English Dictionary

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"bride" in British English

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bridenoun [ C ]

uk /braɪd/ us /braɪd/

B1 a woman who is about to get married or has just got married:

He returned from New York with his lovely new bride.
The bride and groom posed for pictures outside the church.
As the mother of the bride, I feel obliged to wear something really spectacular.

More examples

  • The bride and groom walked down the aisle together.
  • Now, if you'd all please raise your glasses, I'd like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.
  • After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband.
  • In some countries it is traditional for a bride to wear white.
  • The bride's hair was adorned with pearls and white flowers.

(Definition of “bride” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bride" in American English

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bridenoun [ C ]

us /brɑɪd/

a woman who is about to get married or just got married:

The bride and groom wrote their own wedding vows.

(Definition of “bride” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)