Definition of Bride
Examples of Bride
- American English – /brIEd/
- British English – /brIEd/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /braɪd/
- British English – /brʌɪd/
- Plural: brides
- A woman about to be married is the bride-to-be.
- A bride married to someone in the military during wartime is called a war bride.
- A gender-neutral term for bride or groom is partner.
- In contrast, a recently married or soon to be married man is called a groom or bridegroom.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “bride” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- common-law marriage
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
- open marriage
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “bride.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bride/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
bride. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bride/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “bride.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/bride/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“bride.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bride/>.