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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.
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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]
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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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Under the shade of a wild rose sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast was spread.
You are the only person that reaps the advantages of them without incurring the trouble, -- you, who are really more one of Madame's maids of honor than I am, because Madame makes her affection for your father-in-law glance off upon you; so that you enter this dull house as the birds fly into yonder court, inhaling the air, pecking the flowers, picking up the grain, without having the least service to perform, or the least annoyance to undergo.
Jane Andrews is to be the queen and I am to be one of her maids of honor. Josie says she thinks a red-haired fairy is just as ridiculous as a fat one, but I do not let myself mind what Josie says.
Arcy Gayatin made her daughter's gown and those of the entire entourage, from the maids of honor, bridesmaids and ninangs, to the flower girls, bearers and the groom's mom, and her own ensemble.
Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
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