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I was a bridesmaid at a wedding in one picture.
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Meaning of "bridesmaid" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BRIDESMAID

bridesmaid  [ˈbraɪdzˌmeɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRIDESMAID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bridesmaid is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BRIDESMAID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bridesmaid

Bridesmaid

The bridesmaids are members of the bride's party in a wedding. A bridesmaid is typically a young woman, and often a close friend or sister. She attends to the bride on the day of a wedding or marriage ceremony. Traditionally, bridesmaids were chosen from unwed young women of marriageable age. The principal bridesmaid, if one is so designated, may be called the chief bridesmaid or maid of honor if she is unmarried, or the matron of honor if she is married. A junior bridesmaid is a girl who is clearly too young to be marriageable, but who is included as an honorary bridesmaid. In the United States, typically only the Maid/Matron of Honor and the Best Man are the official witnesses for the wedding license. Often there is more than one bridesmaid: in modern times the bride chooses how many to ask. Historically, no person of status went out unattended, and the size of the retinue was closely calculated to be appropriate to the family's social status. A large group of bridesmaids provided an opportunity for showing off the family's social status and wealth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRIDESMAID


barmaid
ˈbɑːˌmeɪd
bondmaid
ˈbɒndˌmeɪd
bridemaid
ˈbraɪdˌmeɪd
chambermaid
ˈtʃeɪmbəˌmeɪd
cookmaid
ˈkʊkˌmeɪd
dairymaid
ˈdɛərɪˌmeɪd
handmade
ˌhændˈmeɪd
handmaid
ˈhændˌmeɪd
housemaid
ˈhaʊsˌmeɪd
machine-made
məˈʃiːnˌmeɪd
made
meɪd
maid
meɪd
mermaid
ˈmɜːˌmeɪd
milkmaid
ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd
nursemaid
ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd
nurserymaid
ˈnɜːsrɪˌmeɪd
pantrymaid
ˈpæntrɪˌmeɪd
precision-made
prɪˈsɪʒənˌmeɪd
schoolmaid
ˈskuːlˌmeɪd
seamaid
ˈsiːˌmeɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRIDESMAID

bridally
bride
bride price
bride wealth
bride-to-be
bridecake
bridegroom
bridemaid
bridemaiden
brideman
bridewell
bridezilla
bridgable
bridge
bridge a gap
bridge circuit
Bridge of Sighs
bridge party
bridge passage
bridge player

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRIDESMAID

afraid
aid
braid
first aid
Haid
kitchenmaid
lady´s maid
laid
Medicaid
meter maid
old maid
overlaid
paid
parlourmaid
plaid
prepaid
raid
said
scullery maid
unpaid

Synonyms and antonyms of bridesmaid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bridesmaid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRIDESMAID

Find out the translation of bridesmaid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bridesmaid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bridesmaid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伴娘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dama de honor
570 millions of speakers

English

bridesmaid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَصيفَة العَروس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подружка невесты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dama de honra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিতকনে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

demoiselle d’honneur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengiring pengantin perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Brautjungfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

新婦の付添い役
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신부 들러리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengiring pengantin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phù dâu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துணைத்தலைவராக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नववधू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nedime
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

damigella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

druhna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дружка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

domnișoară de onoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράνυμφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

strooimeisie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brudtärna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brudepike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bridesmaid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIDESMAID»

The term «bridesmaid» is very widely used and occupies the 15.849 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIDESMAID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bridesmaid

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6 QUOTES WITH «BRIDESMAID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bridesmaid.
1
Michael Curtiz
So many times, I have a speech ready but no dice. Always a bridesmaid, never a mother.
2
Jill Davis
I don't actually keep the dresses I've worn during other friends' weddings. Closets are small in New York City - I can't be squandering space on bridesmaid dresses.
3
Piper Laurie
I'm one of those people who has always been a bridesmaid.
4
Dorothy Malone
I was a bridesmaid at a wedding in one picture.
5
Wendi McLendon-Covey
You think your friends have good taste in fashion, until they ask you to wear an ugly bridesmaid dress!
6
Christine Teigen
I think of Kate Moss whenever I think of someone who did the bridesmaid thing right. They were all in different dresses, and I love neutrals. But it's so hard to pull that together. You almost need a stylist for it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRIDESMAID»

Discover the use of bridesmaid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bridesmaid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Everything Bridesmaid Book: From Planning the Shower to ...
The Everything Bridesmaid Book is a fun, practical guide to help you survive the chaotic wedding process.
Jennifer Lata Rung, 2004
2
The Bridesmaid
Having vowed as children to never marry after witnessing many disastrous weddings and obnoxious brides in their parents' wedding planning business, fifteen-year-old Abby is dismayed when her older sister Carol suddenly gets engaged and ...
Hailey Abbott, 2008
3
The Everything Bridesmaid Book: From Bachelorette Party ...
As a bridesmaid, you know your bride expects lots of help and enthusiasm when planning her big day. This essential handbook offers practical advice on your integral role in the wedding.
Holly Lefevre, 2011
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The Bridesmaid Guide: Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous
A whimsical but practical guide for the prospective bridesmaid covers everthing from how to throw the perfect bridal shower to the best ways to support the bride on her wedding day.
Kate Chynoweth, 2002
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The Unknown Bridesmaid
Only one person knows what happened that day.
Margaret Forster, 2013
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Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums. ...
Usually characterized by eye-rolling, drunkenness, lack of pantyhose and an overdrawn bank account. Siri Agrell didn’t mean to become a bad bridesmaid.
Siri Agrell, 2012
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The Bridesmaid Handbook
This comprehensive handbook includes: --What needs to be on your To-Do List: the responsibilities of bridesmaids --Guidelines on how much time and money you can expect to spend --How to look fabulous on the wedding day --Influencing the ...
Sharon Naylor, 2005
8
The Bridesmaid
Philip Wardman had more than just the ordinary squeamishness where death was concerned.
Ruth Rendell, 2010
9
Bridesmaid on a Budget: How to Be a Brilliant Bridesmaid ...
In "Bridesmaid on a Budget, " Sharon Naylor--the author of multiple best-selling budgeting books for brides--offers women advice on how to beat the system.
Sharon Naylor, 2010
10
Always the Bridesmaid
Wild, witty, and full of weddings to cry over, Always the Bridesmaid is an endearingly romantic comedy about standing out in the crowd even when everyone's wearing the same celery-green dress...and daring to make every day The Happiest Day ...
Whitney Lyles, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRIDESMAID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bridesmaid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vintage Theatre to Stage ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 7/17-8/30
Vintage Theatre presents "Always a Bridesmaid" July 17 through August 30 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
2
"Strangers pay me to be their bridesmaid."
Being a bridesmaid can be awesome fun, but it can also be hell on earth (STOP SENDING HEN PARTY EMAILS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD). «Cosmopolitan UK, Jul 15»
3
I Let The Gloss Readers Pick Out My Bridesmaid Dress, And This Is …
Complicating the situation was the fact that I had just had a baby and had no idea what my post-baby body would look like by the time the ... «TheGloss, Jul 15»
4
Iggy Azalea's bridesmaid-to-be Demi Lovato reveals pair went to …
Demi will be a bridesmaid at Iggy's wedding, where she'll marry Nick Young - who took her to Target on their first date. Last year Iggy appeared ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Entrepreneur: Bridesmaid for hire business is booming
Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision making like decorations, food, and the growing guest list. An entrepreneur from New York ... «MyFox Atlanta, Jul 15»
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The latest wedding trend? Bridesmaid proposals
Celebratory bridesmaid proposals are on the rise as the hardest-working member of the wedding party finally gets her due. There are elaborate ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
7
How To be a Good Bridesmaid
Choosing the right bridesmaids can make a huge difference to your day. You want someone who has your best interests at heart and will not ... «TV3.ie, Jul 15»
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Being a bridesmaid is harder – and more expensive – than you think
According to this cheat sheet of bridesmaid to-dos, bridesmaids help with pre-wedding tasks, planning bridal showers and bachelorette parties, ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
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Gina Lyons :Bridesmaid Advice: Part Deux
After my recent blog about bridesmaid advice, which focused mainly on the hen do shenanigans, I figured that I should do a part two but this ... «Huffington Post UK, Jun 15»
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2 Weeks to the Aisle: Your Bridesmaid Shape-Up Plan
Consider the following steps your two-week bridesmaid action plan. If you stay consistent for just 14 days, you will feel your very best once the ... «POPSUGAR, Jun 15»

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