Definition of wed
1 : to take for wife or husband by a formal ceremony : marry
2 : to join in marriage
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>
: to enter into matrimony
Examples of wed in a sentence
They will wed in the fall.
The actress wed her fourth husband last year.
The novel weds tragedy and comedy.
His new writing job wedded his love of words and his eye for fashion.
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, Gothic wadi, Latin vad-, vas bail, security
First Known Use: before 12th century
WED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wed for English Language Learners
: to bring or join (two things) together
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