1. A woman newly married, or about to be married.
Has by his own experience tried
How much the wife is dearer than the bride. --Lyttleton.
I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. --Rev. xxi. 9.
2. Fig.: An object ardently loved.
Bride of the sea, the city of Venice.
Bride, v. t. To make a bride of. [Obs.]
n 1: a woman who has recently been married
2: Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523) [syn: Bridget,
Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid,
St. Brigid, Saint Bride, St. Bride]
3: a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony
frequently used in the ordinary sense (Isa. 49:18; 61:10, etc.).
The relation between Christ and his church is set forth under
the figure of that between a bridegroom and bride (John 3:29).
The church is called "the bride" (Rev. 21:9; 22:17). Compare
parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13).