What does nuptial mean?

Definitions for nuptial
ˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl; ˈnʌp tʃu əl; ˈnʌp ʃu əlnup·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridal, nuptial, spousaladjective

    of or relating to a wedding

    "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows"


  1. nuptialadjective

    Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.

  2. nuptialadjective

    Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NUPTIALadjective

    Pertaining to marriage; constituting marriage; used or done in marriage.

    Etymology: nuptial, French; nuptialis, Latin.

    Confirm that amity
    With nuptial knot, if thou vouchsafe to grant
    Bona to England’s king. William Shakespeare.

    Because propagation of families proceedeth from the nuptial copulation, I desired to know of him what laws and customs they had concerning marriage. Francis Bacon.

    Then all in heat
    They light the nuptial torch. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Whoever will partake of God’s secrets, must first pare off whatsoever is amiss, and not eat of this sacrifice with a defiled head, nor come to this feast without a nuptial garment. Taylor.

    Fir’d with her love, and with ambition led,
    The neighb’ring princes court her nuptial bed. Dryden.

    Let our eternal peace be seal’d by this,
    With the first ardour of a nuptial kiss. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.


  1. nuptial

    A wedding is a ceremony where 2 people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by a couple, presentation of a gift (offering, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money, dress), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers, or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony, as well as superstitious customs.


  1. nuptial

    Nuptial refers to anything related to wedding or marriage. It can pertain to the ceremony, rituals, vows, or the period of time around the wedding. The term is often used in the context of "nuptial vows" or "nuptial ceremony." The word originates from the Latin word "nuptialis," meaning "of or pertaining to marriage."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuptialadjective

    of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies

  2. Nuptialnoun

    marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural

  3. Etymology: [L. nuptialis, fr. nuptiae marriage, wedding, fr. nubere, nuptum, prop., to cover, to veil, hence, to marry, as the head of the bride was covered with a veil; cf. Gr. bride, nymph: cf. F. nuptial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nuptial

    nup′shal, adj. pertaining to marriage: constituting marriage.—n.pl. Nup′tials, marriage: wedding ceremony. [Fr.,—L. nuptialisnuptiæ, marriage—nubĕre, nuptum, to marry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Nuptialnoun

    relating to marriage or weddings

    We had a neptial when we got married

    Submitted by JenKon on March 8, 2022  

Anagrams for nuptial »

  1. patulin

  2. unplait

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuptial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nuptial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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