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bride British & World English

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

Bridget, St British & World 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; her cult soon spread over most of western Europe. Feast day, 1 February

Bride, St British & World English

See Bridget, St.

war bride British & World English

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

bride price British & World English

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

blushing bride British & World English

Used humorously to refer to a woman on her wedding day

bride-to-be British & World English

A woman who is soon to be married; a fiancée

Bridget, St1 British & World 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; her cult soon spread over most of western Europe. Feast day, 1 February

St Bride's Well in bridewell British & World English

A prison or reform school for petty offenders


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