A bride is a woman about to be married or newlywed.
The word may come from the Proto-Germanic verb root *brū-, meaning 'to cook, brew, or make a broth' which was the role of the daughter-in-law in primitive families. In Western culture, a bride may be attended by one or more bridesmaids.
Her partner, who becomes her spouse after the wedding, is referred to as the bridegroom (or groom).
Other articles related to "bride":
... of lists of presents to the bride and bridegroom) rules were framed ... given at the time of the marriage to the bride and the bridegroom should be maintained ... The term for this is "bride burning" and is criticised within India itself ...
... The Five-minute Bride (1997) The Troublemaker Bride (1997) The You-can't-make-me Bride (2000) ...
... In Afghan weddings, the bride and groom are traditionally kept in separate rooms ... The bride is represented in the Nikah by her father or a close male relative ... is negotiated before the mullah between the groom and bride's representative ...
... American bride in the late 19th century, wearing a fashionable dark-colored dress Scandinavian bride and maid (bottom right) in 1876 Bride at a Shinto wedding Qing dynasty-styl ...
... Children of the Bride is a 1990 TV movie directed by Jonathan Sanger ... The film was followed by Baby of the Bride (1991) and Mother of the Bride (1993) ...
Famous quotes containing the word bride:
“Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur Thou still unravished bride of quietness, then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.”
—Terry Eagleton (b. 1943)
“The photograph is married to the eye,
Grafts on its bride one-sided skins of truth....”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“I was disappointed in Niagaramost people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)