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.
Shtcherbatsky told the old maid of honor, Madame Nikolaeva, that he meant to put the crown on Kitty's chignon for luck.
Madame must wait, or else do without her first maid of honor this morning.
In fact, she opted for a maid of honor instead of a chief bridesmaid.
I will be the maid of honor in their wedding this month.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Brittany Hilbun.
Peggy Fitzroy is now maid of honor in her own right at the Hanoverian court of King George I in England.
That stopped me in my tracks, that she looked at this as, 'Oh, my sister is getting married,' not that, 'Oh, I'm the maid of honor in the royal wedding,''' said NBC's Matt Lauer, who conducted the interview.
Despite their on-again, off-again relationship, Noah said she expects to be the Maid of Honor, and get to look good walking down the aisle, Us Magazine reported.
Michelle Monaghan found it easy to relate to her character in"Made of Honor": She, too, had her best guy friend serve as her maid of honor, in her 2005 wedding to graphic designer Peter White.
Or, well, Hudson is a Dallas cheerleader (seriously) about to marry some local yokel, but when she chooses her lesbian lover from college to act as her maid of honor, well, you can imagine the sparks that fly.
There is a poetic script for the minister, bride and groom, the maid of honor and the best man in which these words appear, "rise with the wisdom of grandmothers, rise understanding that creation is on-going, immensely appealing and acceptable to fools and geniuses, and those of us in between.