from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The chief unmarried woman attendant of a bride.
  • n. An unmarried noblewoman attendant upon a queen or princess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The primary woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the bride's principle attendant at a wedding, if unmarried. If married, she is referred to as the matron of honor.
  • n. a female attendant of a queen or royal princess; -- usually of noble family, and having to perform only nominal or honorary duties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding


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