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Meaning of DOWRY

Pronunciation:  'dawree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

DOWRY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dower, dowery
 See Also: gift



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dow"ry\, n.; pl. {Dowries}. [Contr. from dowery; cf. LL.
dotarium. See {Dower}.]
1. A gift; endowment. [Obs.] --Spenser.

2. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her
   husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage.
   See Note under {Dower}. --Shak. Dryden.

3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See

         Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give
         . . .; but give me the damsel to wife. --Gen. xxxiv.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you fail to receive a dowry means that you will have to work extremely hard in life and put up with the cutthroat business world or you may see yourself living in poverty.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Gen. 34:12; Ex. 22:17; 1 Sam. 18:25), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of money, which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride as a satisfaction before he can receive her. Jacob had no dowry to give for his wife, but he gave his services (Gen. 29:18; 30:20; 34:12).

 Definition: payment made by the bride's family to the groom or to the groom's family.
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