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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 ?
All eyes turned toward the bridal party, and a murmur of amazement went through the throng, for neither bride nor groom removed their masks.
Pontellier had selected the bridal gift, as every one immediately connected with him always deferred to his taste in such matters.
The bedchamber, No doubt, was a chamber of very great and varied experience, as a scene of human life: the joy of bridal nights had throbbed itself away here; new immortals had first drawn earthly breath here; and here old people had died.
from floor to ceiling, lined, or rather papered with a glistening white membrane, glossy as bridal satins.
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.
She was a commoner, and had been sent here on her bridal night by Sir Breuse Sance Pite, a neighboring lord whose vassal her father was, and to which said lord she had refused what has since been called le droit du seigneur, and, moreover, had opposed violence to violence and spilt half a gill of his almost sacred blood.
There was no putting off the day that advanced--the bridal day; and all preparations for its arrival were complete.
Noel Vanstone made his appearance at the gate, solemnly carrying his bridal offering to North Shingles with both hands.
And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white.
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.
To the Nuptial Bowre I led her blushing like the Morn: all Heav'n, And happie Constellations on that houre Shed thir selectest influence; the Earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each Hill; Joyous the Birds; fresh Gales and gentle Aires Whisper'd it to the Woods, and from thir wings Flung Rose, flung Odours from the spicie Shrub, Disporting, till the amorous Bird of Night Sung Spousal, and bid haste the Eevning Starr On his Hill top, to light the bridal Lamp.
A Saxon bard had called it a feast of the swords a gathering of the eagles to the prey the clashing of bills upon shield and helmet, the shouting of battle more joyful than the clamour of a bridal.