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 ?
See, then, my Jo--ah, the dear, funny little name--I had a wish to tell something the day I said goodbye in New York, but I thought the handsome friend was betrothed to thee, and so I spoke not.
They persuaded his betrothed, a lovely mischievous young creature, niece of the lord of the castle, to help them in their plot.
She was betrothed to a good young man, too: a tenant of his.
I was in a flutter of pride and anxiety; pride in my dear little betrothed, and anxiety that Agnes should like her.
My father had betrothed her to the chief of a neighbouring tribe, but I knew that this marriage was against her wish.
The Lady Rowena must complete two years' mourning, as for a betrothed husband all our Saxon ancestors would disown us were we to treat of a new union for her ere the grave of him she should have wedded him, so much the most worthy of her hand by birth and ancestry is yet closed.
The King was beside himself with joy, and was astonished at how clever a man Ring was in all kinds of feats, so that he esteemed him still more highly than before, and betrothed his daughter to him; and the feast for this was to last all through Christmastide.
I learned besides that Cardenio, according to report, had been present at the betrothal; and that upon seeing her betrothed contrary to his expectation, he had quitted the city in despair, leaving behind him a letter declaring the wrong Luscinda had done him, and his intention of going where no one should ever see him again.
At this moment the door opened; the betrothed pair, looking round to see who entered, beheld the delightful, but tardy Chevalier de Valois.
But if you were anywhere else, living as good people live, I should perhaps be more than attracted by you, should fall in love with you, should be glad of a look from you, let alone a word; I should hang about your door, should go down on my knees to you, should look upon you as my betrothed and think it an honour to be allowed to.
She is not my mistress," replied the young sailor, gravely; "she is my betrothed.
From the first moment of his arrival in Paris, Blanche set herself to plead with me on his behalf; and at such times she even rose to heights of eloquence--saying that it was for ME she had abandoned him, though she had almost become his betrothed and promised to become so; that it was for HER sake he had deserted his family; that, having been in his service, I ought to remember the fact, and to feel ashamed.