bridal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bridale, from Old English brȳdealu, from brȳd + ealu ale — more at ale Date: before 12th century a marriage festival or ceremony II. adjective Date: 13th century 1. of or relating to a bride or a wedding ; nuptial 2. intended for a newly married couple <
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  • Bridal — Brid al, a. [From {Bride}. Cf. {Bridal}, n.] Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial; as, bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridal — Brid al, n. [OE. bridale, brudale, AS. br[=y]dealo brideale, bridal feast. See {Bride}, and {Ale}, 2.] A nuptial festival or ceremony; a marriage. [1913 Webster] Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky. Herbert.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bridal — (adj.) mid 15c., transferred use of noun bridal wedding feast, O.E. brydealo marriage feast, from bryd ealu, lit. bride ale; second element later confused with suffix AL (Cf. al), especially after c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bridal — index conjugal, nuptial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bridal — [adj] concerning marriage conjugal, connubial, epithalamic, espousal, hymeneal, marital, matrimonial, nubile, nuptial, prewedding, prothalamic, spousal; concept 536 Ant. divorce …   New thesaurus

  • bridal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or concerning a bride or a newly married couple. ORIGIN from Old English, «wedding feast» …   English terms dictionary

  • bridal — [brīd′ l] n. [ME bridale < OE bryd ealu, bride ale, marriage feast < bryd,BRIDE1 + ealu,ALE] Archaic a wedding adj. 1. of a bride 2. of a wedding …   English World dictionary

  • bridal — adjective 1 concerning a bride or a wedding: a bridal car 2 the bridal party the group of people who arrive at the church with the bride 3 bridal suite a special set of rooms in a hotel for a newly married couple 4 bridal shower AmE a party for a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bridal — 1. adjective /ˈbraɪd(ə)l/ Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial; as, bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber. 2. noun /ˈbraɪd(ə)l/ a) A wedding. b) A wedding feast …   Wiktionary

  • bridal — [[t]bra͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Bridal is used to describe something that belongs or relates to a bride, or to both a bride and her bridegroom. She wore a floor length bridal gown. ...the bridal party. Syn: wedding …   English dictionary

  • bridal — brid|al [ˈbraıdl] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: bridal wedding ceremony (11 20 centuries), from Old English brydealu, from bryd ( BRIDE) + ealu ( ALE)] relating to a wedding or a woman who is getting married ▪ a bridal gown …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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