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BETROTHAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does betrothal mean? 

BETROTHAL (noun)
  The noun BETROTHAL has 2 senses:

1. a mutual promise to marry
2. the act of becoming betrothed or engaged

  Familiarity information: BETROTHAL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BETROTHAL (noun)


Sense 1betrothal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mutual promise to marry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

betrothal; troth; engagement

Hypernyms ("betrothal" is a kind of...):

promise (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "betrothal"):

ringing (the giving of a ring as a token of engagement)


Sense 2betrothal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of becoming betrothed or engaged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

betrothal; espousal

Hypernyms ("betrothal" is a kind of...):

rite; ritual (any customary observance or practice)


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