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bride US English

A woman on her wedding day or just before and after the event

bride US Thesaurus

Ben's lovely bride

Bridget, St. US English

(6th century), Irish abbess; also known as St. Bridget of Ireland. She was venerated in Ireland as a virgin saint and noted in miracle stories for her compassion. Feast day, July 23

Bride, St. US English

See Bridget, St.

GI bride US English

A British woman who married a soldier in the US army stationed in Britain during the Second World War

war bride US English

A woman who marries a man whom she met while he was on active service

bride price US English

A sum of money or quantity of goods given to a bride’s family by that of the groom, especially in tribal societies

blushing bride US English

A modest and virtuous bride

bride-to-be US English

A woman who is soon to be married; a fiancée

Bridget, St.1 US English

(6th century), Irish abbess; also known as St. Bridget of Ireland. She was venerated in Ireland as a virgin saint and noted in miracle stories for her compassion. Feast day, July 23

St. Bride's Well in bridewell US English

A prison for petty offenders such as a reform school