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.
And with the familiarity and easy grace peculiar to him, he raised the maid of honor's hand to his lips, kissed it, and swung it to and fro as he lay back in his armchair, looking in another direction.
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."
Where did you meet: Through a mutual friend, my maid of honor Reyan.
Who would have made a better maid of honor for Dani Barretto than her sister Julia Barretto?
As Princess Eugenie's maid of honor, Princess Beatrice was supposed to guide the former into St.
Writing on her blog The Tig, Meghan said: "When my best friend,Lindsay, announced she and her beau would be tying the knot, the pressure I felt as maid of honor was immense.
Meghan is not likely to have the English weddings, which have younger adults acting as the pageboys or bridesmaid but she could very well still have a maid of honor, as sister-in-law-to-be, Kate Middleton did with her own sister, Pippa Middleton.
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.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Lisa Lord, sister of the bride.