Bride of the sea, the city of Venice.

(Bride), v. t. To make a bride of. [Obs.]

(Bride"-ale`) n. [See Bridal.] A rustic wedding feast; a bridal. See Ale.

The man that 's bid to bride-ale, if he ha' cake,
And drink enough, he need not fear his stake.
B. Jonson.

(Bride"bed`) n. The marriage bed. [Poetic]

(Bride"cake`) n. Rich or highly ornamented cake, to be distributed to the guests at a wedding, or sent to friends after the wedding.

(Bride"cham`ber) n. The nuptial apartment. Matt. ix. 15.

(Bride"groom`) n. [OE. bridegome, brudgume, AS. brydguma (akin to OS. brudigumo, D. bruidegom, bruigom, OHG. prutigomo, MHG. briutegome, G. bräutigam); AS. bryd bride + guma man, akin to Goth. guma, Icel. gumi, OHG. gomo, L. homo; the insertion of r being caused by confusion with groom. See Bride, and cf. Groom, Homage.] A man newly married, or just about to be married.

(Bride"knot`) n. A knot of ribbons worn by a guest at a wedding; a wedding favor. [Obs.]

(Bride"maid` n., Bride"man) n. See Bridesmaid, Bridesman.

(Brides"maid`) n. A female friend who attends on a bride at her wedding.

Bricky to Brigandine

(Brick"y) a. Full of bricks; formed of bricks; resembling bricks or brick dust. [R.] Spenser.

(Brick"yard`) n. A place where bricks are made, especially an inclosed place.

(||Bri*cole") n. [F.] (Mil.) A kind of traces with hooks and rings, with which men drag and maneuver guns where horses can not be used.

(Brid) n. A bird. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(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.

(Brid"al), n. [OE. bridale, brudale, AS. brydealo brideale, bridal feast. See Bride, and Ale, 2.] A nuptial festival or ceremony; a marriage.

Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.

(Brid"al*ty) n. Celebration of the nuptial feast. [Obs.] "In honor of this bridalty." B. Jonson.

(Bride) n. [OE. bride, brid, brude, brud, burd, AS. bryd; akin to OFries. breid, OSax. brud, D. bruid, OHG. prut, brut, G. braut, Icel. bruðr, Sw. & Dan. brud, Goth. bruþs; cf. Armor. pried spouse, W. priawd a married person.]

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.

I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
Rev. xxi. 9.

2. Fig.: An object ardently loved.

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