maid of honour


maid of honour
a) An unmarried noblewoman who was the attendant of a queen or princess
b) The chief bridesmaid at a wedding

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  • maid of honour — 1. A lady in the service of a queen or princess 2. A small almond flavoured cake, or a kind of cheesecake 3. A bridesmaid (N American) • • • Main Entry: ↑honour maid of honour see under ↑honour • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • maid of honour — BrE maid of honor AmE plural maids of honour n 1.) the most important ↑bridesmaid at a wedding 2.) an unmarried woman who works for a queen or a ↑princess …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maid of honour — ► NOUN 1) an unmarried noblewoman attending a queen or princess. 2) N. Amer. a principal bridesmaid …   English terms dictionary

  • Maid of Honour — Maids of Honour were the junior attendants on a Queen in the royal households of England and later of the United Kingdom. Anne of Brittany is said to have instituted the Queen s Maids of Honour at the court.RoleTraditionally, a Queen regnant had… …   Wikipedia

  • Maid of honour — This article discusses the court title. For the ceremonial position in a wedding, see bridesmaid. For the 2008 movie see Made of Honor. Maids of honour were the junior attendants of a queen in the royal households of England and later of the… …   Wikipedia

  • maid of honour — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms maid of honour : singular maid of honour plural maids of honour 1) a woman who is not married and is the main bridesmaid at a wedding, helping the woman getting married 2) a young woman from a high social class …   English dictionary

  • maid of honour — maids of honour N COUNT A maid of honour is the chief bridesmaid at a wedding. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • maid of honour — noun 1. the chief unmarried female attendant of a bride; chief bridesmaid. 2. an unmarried woman, usually of noble birth, attendant on a queen or princess. 3. Obsolete a small tart with a curd or almond cream filling. Also, maid of honor …   Australian English dictionary

  • maid of honour — (pl maids of honour) (AmE honor) n 1. (AmE) the chief bridesmaid at a wedding. If she is a married woman she is called a matron of honor. 2. a woman who is not married and who is the companion of a princess or queen. 3. (BrE) a type of small cake …   Universalium

  • maid of honour — bridesmaid, female attendant to the bride …   English contemporary dictionary


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