Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

wedding

play
noun, often attributive wed·ding \ˈwe-diŋ\

Simple Definition of wedding

  • : a ceremony at which two people are married to each other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wedding

  1. 1 :  a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities :  nuptials

  2. 2 :  an act, process, or instance of joining in close association

  3. 3 :  a wedding anniversary or its celebration —usually used in combination <a golden wedding>

Examples of wedding in a sentence

  1. The wedding will be at 2:00 p.m.

  2. <the couple chose to have a garden wedding>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of wedding

before 12th century

Rhymes with wedding



WEDDING Defined for Kids

wedding

play
noun wed·ding \ˈwe-diŋ\

Definition of wedding for Students

  1. :  a marriage ceremony





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wedding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

in the capacity or character of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening experimental massive formless
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ