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 ?
May was still, in look and tone, the simple girl of yesterday, eager to compare notes with him as to the incidents of the wedding, and discussing them as impartially as a bridesmaid talking it all over with an usher.
The procession consisted of two flys; in the first of which were Miss Bravassa (the fourth bridesmaid), Mrs Crummles, the collector, and Mr Folair, who had been chosen as his second on the occasion.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas."
So, Twemlow goes home to Duke Street, St James's, to take a plate of mutton broth with a chop in it, and a look at the marriage- service, in order that he may cut in at the right place to-morrow; and he is low, and feels it dull over the livery stable-yard, and is distinctly aware of a dint in his heart, made by the most adorable of the adorable bridesmaids. For, the poor little harmless gentleman once had his fancy, like the rest of us, and she didn't answer (as she often does not), and he thinks the adorable bridesmaid is like the fancy as she was then (which she is not at all), and that if the fancy had not married some one else for money, but had married him for love, he and she would have been happy
I have no other `kindred soul' and I won't have a bridesmaid who isn't."
There were three other couples, following the bride and bridegroom: first, Martin Poyser, looking as cheery as a bright fire on this rimy morning, led quiet Mary Burge, the bridesmaid; then came Seth serenely happy, with Mrs.
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.
By-and-by Celia would come in her quality of bridesmaid as well as sister, and through the next weeks there would be wedding visits received and given; all in continuance of that transitional life understood to correspond with the excitement of bridal felicity, and keeping up the sense of busy ineffectiveness, as of a dream which the dreamer begins to suspect.
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. They talked of their dresses and their presents; they compared the dashing bridegroom of one with the timid lover of the other; they laughed over their own small sallies of wit, over their joyous dreams of the future, over their opinions of the guests invited to the wedding.
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.
Pickwick's name is attached to the register, still preserved in the vestry thereof; that the young lady with the black eyes signed her name in a very unsteady and tremulous manner; that Emily's signature, as the other bridesmaid, is nearly illegible; that it all went off in very admirable style; that the young ladies generally thought it far less shocking than they had expected; and that although the owner of the black eyes and the arch smile informed Mr.