wedding

noun, often attributive wed·ding \ ˈwe-diŋ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of wedding

1 : a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities : nuptials
2 : an act, process, or instance of joining in close association
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

Recent Examples of wedding from the Web

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First Known Use of wedding

before 12th century

wedding Synonyms

Synonyms
bridal, espousal, marriage, nuptial (s)
Related Words
match, matrimony, wedlock; union


WEDDING Defined for English Language Learners

wedding

noun

Definition of wedding for English Language Learners

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


WEDDING Defined for Kids

wedding

noun wed·ding \ ˈwe-diŋ \

Definition of wedding for Students

: a marriage ceremony


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