betrothed

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈtrəʊðd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈtroʊðd, -ˈtrɔθt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bi trōᵺd, -trôtht)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•trothed /bɪˈtroʊðd, -ˈtrɔθt/USA pronunciation   adj. [be + ~]
  1. engaged to be married:She was betrothed to the richest man in the village.

n. [countable;  singular and plural]
  1. the person to whom one is betrothed:escorted the betrothed to the church.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•trothed  (bi trōᵺd, -trôtht),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. engaged to be married:She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.

n. 
  1. the person to whom one is engaged:He introduced us to his betrothed.
  • betroth + -ed2 1530–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
betrothed /bɪˈtrəʊðd/ adj
  1. engaged to be married
n
  1. the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•troth  (bi trōᵺ, -trôth),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to arrange for the marriage of;
    affiance (usually used in passive constructions):The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families.
  2. [Archaic.]to promise to marry.
  • 1275–1325; Middle English betrouthe, variant of betreuthe (be- be- + treuthe truth; see troth)
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged engage, promise, pledge, plight.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
betroth /bɪˈtrəʊð/ vb
  1. (transitive) archaic to promise to marry or to give in marriage
Etymology: 14th Century betreuthen, from be- + treuthe troth, truth
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