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.
After a most pathetic leave-taking, Mr Lillyvick and his bride departed for Ryde, where they were to spend the next two days in profound retirement, and whither they were accompanied by the infant, who had been appointed travelling bridesmaid on Mr Lillyvick's express stipulation: as the steamboat people, deceived by her size, would
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Lorry; there was even to be no bridesmaid but the gaunt Miss Pross.