bridesmaid


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brides·maid

 (brīdz′mād′)
n.
A woman who supports the bride leading up to and during a wedding.

bridesmaid

(ˈbraɪdzˌmeɪd)
n
a girl or young unmarried woman who attends a bride at her wedding. Compare matron of honour, maid of honour

brides•maid

(ˈbraɪdzˌmeɪd)

n.
1. a woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony.
2. one that never quite attains a goal.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bridesmaid - an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a weddingbridesmaid - an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
wedding party, wedding - a party of people at a wedding
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Translations
اشْبينَةُ العَروسوَصيفَة العَروس
družička
brudepige
morsiusneito
djeveruša
koszorúslány
brúîarmær
新婦の付添い役
신부 들러리
družička
družica
brudtärna
เพื่อนเจ้าสาว
phù dâu

bridesmaid

[ˈbraɪdzmeɪd] Ndama f de honor

bridesmaid

[ˈbraɪdzmeɪd] ndemoiselle f d'honneurbride-to-be [ˌbraɪdtəˈbiː] nfuture mariée f
the bride-to-be → la future mariée
his bride-to-be → sa future épouse, sa future femme

bridesmaid

nBrautjungfer f

bridesmaid

[ˈbraɪdzˌmeɪd] ndamigella d'onore

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.

bridesmaid

وَصيفَة العَروس družička brudepige Brautjungfer παράνυμφος dama de honor morsiusneito demoiselle d’honneur djeveruša damigella 新婦の付添い役 신부 들러리 bruidsmeisje brudepike druhna dama de honor, dama de honra подружка невесты brudtärna เพื่อนเจ้าสาว nedime phù dâu 伴娘
References in classic literature ?
Lorry; there was even to be no bridesmaid but the gaunt Miss Pross.
And really the great friendship and consideration of personally associating Sophy with the joyful occasion, and inviting her to be a bridesmaid in conjunction with Miss Wickfield, demands my warmest thanks.
She and I were great friends, and she was to have been my bridesmaid in the spring.
I was to be informed, under his own hand, of all his labours and successes; I was to observe how resolute and persevering he would be; I was to be Ada's bridesmaid when they were married; I was to live with them afterwards; I was to keep all the keys of their house; I was to be made happy for ever and a day.
Celia thought with some dismalness of the time she should have to spend as bridesmaid at Lowick, while the curate had probably no pretty little children whom she could like, irrespective of principle.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas.
Anne, of course, was to be bridesmaid, as had been arranged when they were twelve years old, and Gilbert was coming from Kingsport to be best man.
The younger sister was to be married, and the elder was to be bridesmaid.
I've been imagining it all out--the wedding and everything--Diana dressed in snowy garments, with a veil, and looking as beautiful and regal as a queen; and me the bridesmaid, with a lovely dress too, and puffed sleeves, but with a breaking heart hid beneath my smiling face.
I have no other `kindred soul' and I won't have a bridesmaid who isn't.
Miss Squeers and the miller's daughter, being fast friends, had covenanted together some two years before, according to a custom prevalent among young ladies, that whoever was first engaged to be married, should straightway confide the mighty secret to the bosom of the other, before communicating it to any living soul, and bespeak her as bridesmaid without loss of time; in fulfilment of which pledge the miller's daughter, when her engagement was formed, came out express, at eleven o'clock at night as the corn-factor's son made an offer of his hand and heart at twenty-five minutes past ten by the Dutch clock in the kitchen, and rushed into Miss Squeers's bedroom with the gratifying intelligence.
Milicent Hargrave is to be one bridesmaid and Annabella Wilmot the other - not that I am particularly fond of the latter, but she is an intimate of the family, and I have not another friend.