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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Frequently used in the ordinary sense (Isaiah 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" (Revelation 21:9; 22:17). Compare parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13).

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRIDE, noun

1. A woman new married.

But the name is applied to a woman at the marriage festival, before she is married, as well as after the ceremony.

2. A woman espoused, or contracted to be married. The case of Lewellyn, prince of Wales. Henry's Hist.of Britain, B.iv.ch.i., sect.2. [This is the true original sense of the word.]

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bride, Bridegroom

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DECAKE, noun [bride and cake.] The cake which is made for the guests at a wedding; called, in the U. States, wedding cake.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DECHAMBER, noun The nuptial apartment. Matthew 9:15.

Naves Topical Index

Ornaments of
Isaiah 61:10

Exempt from military duty
Deuteronomy 24:5

Companions of
Judges 14:11

Joy with
Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20; Luke 5:34-35

Parable of
Matthew 25:1-13

Song of
Song of Solomon 4:7-16

Ezekiel 16:8-14

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DEGROOM, noun A man newly married; or a man about to be married. The passage of Shakespeare cited by Johnson proves that the last definition is just.

As are those dulcet sounds in break of day,

That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear,

And summon him to marriage.

BRI'DEGROOM, noun [See bridegroom ]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DEMAN, noun [bride and man.] A man who attends upon a bridegroom and bride at their marriage. I have generally heard these words pronounced bride's man and bride's maid.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DERBED, noun [bride and bed.] The marriage bed.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DERMAID, noun [bride and maid.] A woman who attends on a bride at her wedding.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DESTAKE, noun A stake or post set in the ground to dance round.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BRI'DEWELL, noun A house of correction, for the confinement of disorderly persons; so called from the palace built near St. Bride's or Bridget's well, in London, which was turned into a workhouse.