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bri·dal

 (brīd′l)
n.
A marriage ceremony; a wedding.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a bride or a marriage ceremony; nuptial.
2. Designed for a bride or a newly married couple: a bridal shop; the hotel's bridal suite.

[Middle English bridale, wedding, wedding feast, from Old English brȳdealo : brȳd, bride; see bride + ealu, ale; see ale.]

bridal

(ˈbraɪdəl)
adj
of or relating to a bride or a wedding; nuptial
n
obsolete a wedding or wedding feast
[Old English brӯdealu, literally: "bride ale", that is, wedding feast]

brid•al

(ˈbraɪd l)

adj.
1. of or for a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown.
n.
2. a wedding.
[before 1100; Middle English bridale wedding feast, Old English brȳdealu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bridal - archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feastbridal - archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
marriage ceremony, wedding, marriage - the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
Adj.1.bridal - of or relating to a weddingbridal - of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows"
2.bridal - of or pertaining to a bride; "bridal gown"

bridal

adjective matrimonial, marriage, wedding, marital, bride's, nuptial, conjugal, spousal, connubial, hymeneal the bridal party

bridal

noun
The act or ceremony by which two people become husband and wife:
espousal, marriage, nuptial (often used in plural), spousal (often used in plural), wedding.
Translations
زَفافي، مُتَعَلِّق بالزَّفافمُتَعَلِّقٌ بالعَروس
nevěstinsvatební
brude-bryllups-
hää-häätmorsius-
menyegzőinász-
brúîar-brúîkaups-/
nevestin
düğüne aitgeline ait

bridal

[ˈbraɪdl]
A. ADJnupcial
B. CPD bridal suite Nsuite f nupcial

bridal

[ˈbraɪdəl] adjnuptial(e)bridal party nfamille f et amis mpl de la mariéebridal shower n (US) fête en l'honneur de la future mariée où chaque invité lui apporte un cadeau

bridal

adjBraut-; procession also, feastHochzeits-; bridal gown/wearHochzeitskleid nt/-bekleidung f; bridal vowEheversprechen ntder Braut

bridal

[ˈbraɪdl] adj (veil, gown) → da sposa, nuziale; (feast, procession) → nuziale
bridal party → corteo nuziale

bride

(braid) noun
a woman about to be married, or newly married. The bride wore a white dress.
ˈbridal adjective
1. of a wedding. the bridal feast.
2. of a bride. bridal finery.
ˈbridegroom noun
a man about to be married, or newly married.
bridesmaid (ˈbraidzmeid) noun
an unmarried woman attending the bride at a wedding.
References in classic literature ?
I SAW thee on thy bridal day - When a burning blush came o'er thee, Though happiness around thee lay, The world all love before thee:
People were not so busy then as they must become when the full cheese-making and the mowing had set in; and besides, it was a time when a light bridal dress could be worn with comfort and seen to advantage.
Manson Mingott's, where the wedding-breakfast was to take place, and so were the travelling clothes into which he was to change; and a private compartment had been engaged in the train that was to carry the young couple to their unknown destination--concealment of the spot in which the bridal night was to be spent being one of the most sacred taboos of the prehistoric ritual.
There was no bridal procession, but a sudden silence fell upon the room as Mr.
She took him to her heart and boasted of him; like one made young herself by the great event, she joyously dressed her pale daughter in her bridal gown, and, with smiles upon her face, she cast rice after the departing carriage.
Aunt Olivia was most beautiful amid the frost of her bridal veil, and the Story Girl, in an unusually long white dress, with her brown curls clubbed up behind, looked so tall and grown- up that we hardly recognized her.
By some accident the bridegroom was a little less punctual than the widow and her bridal attendants; with whose arrival, after this tedious, but necessary preface, the action of our tale may be said to commence.
Again there was a silence, while Captain Jim kept a passing tryst with visitants Anne and Gilbert could not see--the folks who had sat with him around that fireplace in the vanished years, with mirth and bridal joy shining in eyes long since closed forever under churchyard sod or heaving leagues of sea.
And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white.
Shelby, who, with a little womanly complacency in match-making, felt pleased to unite her handsome favorite with one of her own class who seemed in every way suited to her; and so they were married in her mistress' great parlor, and her mistress herself adorned the bride's beautiful hair with orange-blossoms, and threw over it the bridal veil, which certainly could scarce have rested on a fairer head; and there was no lack of white gloves, and cake and wine,--of admiring guests to praise the bride's beauty, and her mistress' indulgence and liberality.
Her bridal adornments, it is true, at first caused some little dismay, having painted and anointed herself for the occasion according to the Chinook toilet; by dint, however, of copious ablutions, she was freed from all adventitious tint and fragrance, and entered into the nuptial state, the cleanest princess that had ever been known, of the somewhat unctuous tribe of the Chinooks.
Diana was standing nervously in the middle of the room, arrayed in her bridal white, her black curls frosted over with the film of her wedding veil.