[ wed-ing ]
/ ˈwɛd ɪŋ /
the act or ceremony of marrying; marriage; nuptials.
the anniversary of a marriage, or its celebration: They invited guests to their silver wedding.
the act or an instance of blending or joining, especially opposite or contrasting elements: a perfect wedding of conservatism and liberalism.
Business Slang. a merger.
of or relating to a wedding: the wedding ceremony; a wedding dress.
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Origin of wedding
synonym study for wedding
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wedding
marriage wedding (see synonym study at marriage)
Words nearby wedding
Definition for wedding (2 of 2)
[ wed ]
/ wɛd /
verb (used with object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony.
to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry.
to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly: She wedded herself to the cause of the poor.
to blend together or unite inseparably: a novel that weds style and content perfectly.
verb (used without object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
to contract marriage; marry.
to become united or to blend: a building that will wed with the landscape.
Origin of wed
before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge
OTHER WORDS FROM wed
in·ter·wed, verb (used without object), in·ter·wed or in·ter·wed·ded, in·ter·wed·ding.re·wed, verb, re·wed·ded, re·wed·ding.un·wed, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for wedding
For inmates located outside the Los Angeles area, a wedding with Bensoussan can run up to $2,000 or $3,000.
To her mind, apparently, the chief end of man is marriage, and the proper end of a story is a wedding.
If Rose baked a cake for a wedding supper, this did not militate in the least against her eligibility as a guest of the occasion.
She dared to tell friends who before the wedding inquired what she wanted, that checks were welcome, and need not be monogrammed.
I wonder what the old blackguard is going to give me for a wedding present.
As soon as the ceremony was over, the bridegroom was whisked away, to be followed by the bride when she had cut the wedding cake.
British Dictionary definitions for wedding (1 of 2)
- the act of marrying or the celebration of a marriage
- (as modifier)wedding day
the anniversary of a marriage (in such combinations as silver wedding or diamond wedding)
the combination or blending of two separate elements
British Dictionary definitions for wedding (2 of 2)
verb weds, wedding, wedded or wed
to take (a person of the opposite sex) as a husband or wife; marry
(tr) to join (two people) in matrimony
(tr) to unite closely
Word Origin for wed
Old English weddian; related to Old Frisian weddia, Old Norse vethja, Gothic wadi pledge
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Idioms and Phrases with wedding
see shotgun wedding.
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