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.
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- 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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In the ladies’ room, I’d accept the cigarette from the maid of honor and, as she reblended her eyeshadow, would listen to how she never liked the groom, how she knew this was all a mistake, but what could she do?
When I was your maid of honor last year, I never thought I’d be with you and Jack on your first-anniversary weekend getaway.
Amanda’s best friend, Nadine Parker, was her maid of honor while Charlie stood as best man for Graham.
“Just what I wanted,” George muttered sarcastically as Akinyi walked over, looking gorgeous in her rose-colored maid of honor gown.
The president, Mme. de Denterghen, is maid of honor to the Queen; the other officers and members of the committee are all women whose high positions have enabled them to gather together the very valuable collection which is installed in that section of the
Before him stood Tufik's sister, the maid of honor with her baby, the black-mustached friend who had brought Tufik to us after his tragic attempt at suicide, and Tufik himself.
At the time, the other girl—who would have worn the honeysuckle-hued maid of honor dress but not sleeveless; that would be tacky on a plump girl—thought this rejection simply meant the story bride would chose a different groom.