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4 definitions found
 for Nuptial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nuptial \Nup"tial\, n.; pl. Nuptials (n[u^]p"shalz).
     Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the
     plural.
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           Celebration of that nuptial, which
           We two have sworn shall come.            --Shak.
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           Preparations . . . for the approaching nuptials.
                                                    --Prescott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nuptial \Nup"tial\ (n[u^]p"shal), a. [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.]
     Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as,
     nuptial rites and ceremonies.
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           Then, all in heat,
           They light the nuptial torch.            --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nuptial
      adj 1: of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession";
             "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage
             vows" [syn: bridal, nuptial, spousal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "nuptial":
     amorous, bridal, carnal, conjugal, connubial, epithalamic,
     erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, fleshly, gamic,
     heterosexual, husbandly, hymeneal, libidinal, marital, married,
     matrimonial, oversexed, potent, procreative, sensual, sex, sexed,
     sexlike, sexual, sexy, spousal, straight, undersexed, venereal,
     voluptuous, wedded, wedding, wifely
  
  

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