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 ?
The signal meant that the brougham bearing the bride and her father was in sight; but there was sure to be a considerable interval of adjustment and consultation in the lobby, where the bridesmaids were already hovering like a cluster of Easter blossoms.
By the combined exertions of these young gentlemen and the bridesmaids, assisted by the coachman, Miss Petowker was at length supported in a condition of much exhaustion to the first floor, where she no sooner encountered the youthful bridegroom than she fainted with great decorum.
And after that, the bridesmaids begin to come by rail- road from various parts of the country, and to come like adorable recruits enlisted by a sergeant not present; for, on arriving at the Veneering depot, they are in a barrack of strangers.
Although he sometimes dreamed sentimentally of marriage in the abstract, of actual marriage, of marriage with a flesh-and-blood individual, of marriage that involved clergymen and 'Voices that Breathe o'er Eden,' and giggling bridesmaids and cake, Dudley Pickering was afraid with a terror that woke him sweating in the night.
There was no bell-ringing, and there were no bridesmaids.
The three children and I attended the ceremony as bridesmaids.
All the girls were in tears and white muslin, except a select two or three, who were being honoured with a private view of the bride and bridesmaids, upstairs.
She ought to have said, 'No, I shall be married respectably from home, and have a wedding and a silk dress and bridesmaids and lots of presents.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas.
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.