betrothed


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be·trothed

 (bĭ-trōthd′, -trôtht′)
adj.
Engaged to be married.
n.
A person to whom one is engaged to be married.

betrothed

(bɪˈtrəʊðd)
adj
engaged to be married: he was betrothed to her.
n
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée

be•trothed

(bɪˈtroʊðd, -ˈtrɔθt)

adj.
1. engaged to be married.
n.
2. the person to whom one is betrothed.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betrothed - the person to whom you are engagedbetrothed - the person to whom you are engaged  
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
fiance, groom-to-be - a man who is engaged to be married
bride-to-be, fiancee - a woman who is engaged to be married
Adj.1.betrothed - pledged to be marriedbetrothed - pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"
committed, attached - associated in an exclusive sexual relationship

betrothed

adjective (Old-fashioned)
1. engaged, promised, pledged, plighted, affianced She was betrothed to his brother.
noun
1. fiancé or fiancée, intended, prospective spouse, wife- or husband-to-be, future wife or husband She is here without her betrothed.

betrothed

adjective
Pledged to marry:
noun
A person to whom one is engaged to be married:
Informal: intended.
Translations
مَخْطوب، مَخْطوبَه
snoubenecsnoubenka
forlovede
jegyes
hin trúlofaîi/trúlofaîa
snúbenica
nişanlanmışnişanlı

betrothed

[bɪˈtrəʊðd] (liter, hum)
A. ADJprometido
B. N INVprometido/a m/f

betrothed

[bɪˈtrəʊðd]
adj (old-fashioned) (= engaged) → fiancé(e)
n (old-fashioned)fiancé(e) m/f

betrothed

n (obs, liter, hum)Anverlobte(r) mf (obs)

betrothed

[bɪˈtrəʊðd] (liter)
1. adjpromesso/a
the betrothed couple → i promessi sposi
2. nsposo/a promesso/a

betroth

(biˈtrəuð) , ((American) biˈtrəuθ) verb
to promise in marriage. She was betrothed to her husband at the age of twenty.
beˈtrothal noun
beˈtrothed noun
the person to whom one is betrothed. May I introduce you to my betrothed?
References in classic literature ?
Not long after a suitor appeared, and as he appeared to be very rich and the miller could see nothing in him with which to find fault, he betrothed his daughter to him.
Can you tell me,' asked the girl, 'if my betrothed husband lives here?
But now I really have a betrothed and it's a settled thing, and if it weren't that I have business that can't be put off, I would have taken you to see them at once, for I should like to ask your advice.
The present betrothed condition is perhaps better than marriage.
It was annoying that the box which was thus attracting the undivided attention of masculine New York should be that in which his betrothed was seated between her mother and aunt; and for a moment he could not identify the lady in the Empire dress, nor imagine why her presence created such excitement among the initiated.
Lovell Mingott, a large blonde lady in creaking satin, he sat down beside his betrothed, and said in a low tone: "I hope you've told Madame Olenska that we're engaged?
When the prince and the princess had gone, Levin went up to his betrothed and took her hand.
What was extraordinary was that everyone not only liked him, but even people previously unsympathetic, cold, and callous, were enthusiastic over him, gave way to him in everything, treated his feeling with tenderness and delicacy, and shared his conviction that he was the happiest man in the world because his betrothed was beyond perfection.
He paid no attention to a tolerably numerous rabble which had assembled in the Place du Parvis, before the portal of Notre-Dame; he remembered that it was the month of May; he supposed that it was some procession, some Pentecost, some festival, hitched his horse to the ring at the door, and gayly ascended the stairs to his beautiful betrothed.
With respect to any connection between a man and a woman, or a woman and a man, when either of the parties are betrothed, let it be held in utter detestation [1336a] on any pretext whatsoever; but should any one be guilty of such a thing after the marriage is consummated, let his infamy be as great as his guilt deserves.
The third of my friends, although my rival, was much attached to me, -- his name was Fernand; that of my betrothed was' -- Stay, stay," continued the abbe, "I have forgotten what he called her.
In the house that poetic dullness and quiet reigned which always accompanies the presence of a betrothed couple.