from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A party or other celebration held to mark someone's entrance into a new home, especially the arrival of a bride at her new home; a wedding reception.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house-warming; especially, a reception, party, or entertainment given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go in; enter.
- n. An entertainment given to friends upon newly entering a house; a housewarming.
- n. A wedding reception; the housewarming entertainment given by a newly married couple.
- n. Also infair.
The infare dinners were just for the families of the bride and groom, and the bride had a special dress for that occasion that she called her infare dress.
She can not manage the "infare" unless Susan comes home and helps.
"infare," as the wedding dinner was called, upon the table, and we stood about it to eat amid shouts and laughter and an exchange of wit as good natured as it was horrifying to bridal ears.
The dreams were supposed to be truly related next day at the infare -- but I question if they always were.
Commonly the groom or his family gave the infare, but often enough some generous and well-to-do friend, or kinsman, pre-empted the privilege.
Maybe I had better explain that infare meant the bride's going home -- to her new house, or at least her new family.
A wedding made imperative an infare -- that is to say, if the high contracting parties had parental approval.
Next day atter de weddin 'day, Marse Will had de infare at his house and I knows I ain't never been whar so much good to eat was sot out in one place as dey had dat day.
While the bride was changing to her infare dress, older hands quickly took down the bedsteads, tied up the flock ticks and shuck ticks in coverlids and quilts, shoved them back into the corners so as to make room for the frolic and dancing.
They stepped the tune to the singing of a ballad, nor did they tire though the infare wedding lasted all of three days and nights.