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verb \ˈwed\

Simple Definition of wed

  • : to bring or join (two things) together

Full Definition of wed

wed·ded also wedwed·ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take for wife or husband by a formal ceremony :  marry

  3. 2 :  to join in marriage

  4. 3 :  to unite as if by marriage: as a :  to place in close or intimate association <films that made me conscious of the power of wedding image to music — Gerald Early> b :  to link by commitment or custom <was wed to the old ways>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to enter into matrimony

wed·der noun

Examples of wed

  1. They will wed in the fall.

  2. The actress wed her fourth husband last year.

  3. The novel weds tragedy and comedy.

  4. His new writing job wedded his love of words and his eye for fashion.



Origin of wed

Middle English wedden, from Old English weddian; akin to Middle High German wetten to pledge, Old English wedd pledge, Old High German wetti, Gothic wadi, Latin vad-, vas bail, security


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with wed




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