maid of honor


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maid of honor

n. pl. maids of honor
1. A woman serving as the principal bridesmaid leading up to and during a wedding.
2. An unmarried noblewoman attendant upon a queen or princess.

maid′ of hon′or


n.
1. an unmarried woman who is the chief attendant of a bride. Compare matron of honor.
2. an unmarried woman, usu. of noble birth, attendant on a queen or princess.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maid of honor - an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a weddingmaid of honor - 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"
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It was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya Fedorovna.
Madame must wait, or else do without her first maid of honor this morning.
Everybody was as good to me as they could be, and a maid of honor gave me the stirrup-cup her own self.
Photo: On the season finale of ``Ellen,'' at 8 tonight on K ABC, ventriloquists invade the already-troubled wedding of Paige (Joely Fisher), as maid of honor Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres) and others sit dumbfounded.
Laraine Panzone attended the bride as maid of honor.
The maid of honor was sister of the bride Katie Stricklin, who wore a knee-length, A-line, strapless dress in navy with tiny lettuce leaf ruffles sewn on its full length.
Pianist Cindy Rainey performed "Canon in D" as the parents and grandparents entered the chapel and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" while maid of honor and matron of honor were escorted to the altar.
Shaffer said her oldest daughter will be her maid of honor at the Las Vegas wedding.
It was truly a family affair; in attendance were Mary's sister, who was maid of honor 60 years ago; Jimmy and Jane's toddler twins, wearing matching tuxedos; and Stacy Keach Jr.
More recently, Jane Curtin's no-nonsense character on ``3rd Rock From the Sun'' donned countless yards of flouncy purple organza to serve as a maid of honor.
The maid of honor had to be at work in less than an hour, the Harrisons' three young sons were grass-stained from playing and many guests had to get to graduation and birthday parties.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Brittany Hilbun.