wed

verb \ ˈwed \

Definition of wed

wedded also wed; wedding
transitive verb
1 :to take for wife or husband by a formal ceremony :marry
2 :to join in marriage
3 :to unite as if by marriage: such 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
intransitive verb
:to enter into matrimony

wedder

noun

Examples of wed in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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, Goth wadi, Latin vad-, vas bail, security

wed Synonyms

Synonyms
espouse, match, marry
Antonyms
divorce
Related Words
commit, engage; affiance, betroth, pledge, promise
Near Antonyms
divorce, separate


WED Defined for English Language Learners

wed

verb

Definition of wed for English Language Learners

  • : to bring or join (two things) together


WED Defined for Kids

wed

verb \ ˈwed \

Definition of wed for Students

wedded also wed; wedding
1 :marry
2 :to connect closely The book weds fact and fiction.

Wed.

abbreviation

Definition of Wed. for Students

Wednesday


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