A bride is a woman about to be married or newlywed.
The word may come from the Proto-Germanic verb root *brū-, meaning 'to cook, brew, or make a broth' which was the role of the daughter-in-law in primitive families. In Western culture, a bride may be attended by one or more bridesmaids.
Her partner, who becomes her spouse after the wedding, is referred to as the bridegroom (or groom).
Other articles related to "bride":
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... In Afghan weddings, the bride and groom are traditionally kept in separate rooms ... The bride is represented in the Nikah by her father or a close male relative ... The Nikah is negotiated before the mullah between the groom and bride's representative ...
... Children of the Bride is a 1990 TV movie directed by Jonathan Sanger ... The film was followed by Baby of the Bride (1991) and Mother of the Bride (1993) ...
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1985, the Dowry Prohibition (maintenance of lists of presents to the bride and bridegroom) rules were framed ... of presents given at the time of the marriage to the bride and the bridegroom should be maintained ... The term for this is "bride burning" and is criticised within India itself ...
Famous quotes containing the word bride:
“He took the bride about the neck
And kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack
That at the parting all the church did echo.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.”
—J.M. (James Matthew)
“Maud Muller looked and sighed: Ah me!
That I the Judges bride might be!
He would dress me up in silks so fine,
And praise and toast me at his wine.
My father should wear a broadcloth coat,
My brother should sail a painted boat.”
—John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892)