Lexicon: bride – brigadier

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bride (-s), n. [OE brýd.] (webplay: bridegroom, maid, married).

  1. Fiancée; betrothed female; woman about to be married.
  2. Person; human being; man or woman.
  3. Rose; pollen-filled flower; fellow creature; partner in nature.
  4. Wife; married woman; [fig.] whole person; complete individual; resurrected being; immortal soul.
  5. Newlywed woman; female on her wedding day; [fig.] member of the Church; covenant spouse with Christ the Bridegroom; (see Isaiah 61:10).
  6. Maiden; young woman; [fig.] deceased female; young lady who has died.
  7. Chosen one; elect lady; spiritual nominee; candidate for sacred covenant (see Revelation 21:9).
  8. Spouse; helpmeet; marriage partner; constant companion; [fig.] revelation; apocalypse; divine disclosure; (see Revelation 21:2).

bridegroom, n. [OE brýd, bride + guma, man.] (webplay: bride).

  1. Fiancé; engaged male; man about to be married (see Jeremiah 33:11).
  2. Robert Browning; poet spouse of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
  3. Husband; lover; spouse; marital companion; marriage partner.

bridge (-s), n. [OE.] (webplay: passage, planks, river, supported).

  1. Pier; gangway; landing stage; structure that spans something.
  2. Walkway over a stream; roadway above a stream; wooden platform for crossing water.
  3. Span; firm support; arching structure between two points.

Bridget, proper n. [Fr. < L. < Celtic Brighid, high goddess.]

Pagan grain goddess; holy woman in Ireland; female saint in northern Europe; [fig.] maid; housemaid; housekeeper; housewife; female household servant; [word play] bride.

bridle (-s), n. [OE 'braid'.] (webplay: horse, running).

Restraint; curb; check; equestrian mouthpiece; instrument for a rider to govern a horse; head-stall, bit, and reins; (see Psalms 32:9).

brief (-er), adj. [L. brevis, short.] (webplay: book, court, nature, short).

  1. Quick; fleet; swift; not a long time in duration.
  2. Transitory; ephemeral; [fig.] legally concise.
  3. Not verbose.

brief, n. [see brief, adj.] (webplay: nature).

Epitome; abridgment; short writing; concise episode; summary of a legal case; [word play] short; quickly passing.

briefly, adv. [see brief, adj.]

Concisely; in few words (see 1 Peter 5:12).

brig, n. [Abbreviation of brigantine < Fr. < It. 'skirmish vessel'.]

Boat; skiff; water craft; small ship; [fig.] soul; life; being; personality; character.

brigadier, adj. [see brigadier, n.]

Commanding; brassy; powerful; awe-inspiring; [fig.] colorful; brightly decorated.