wedding ring


Definition of wedding ring 

: a ring of metal (such as gold) given by the groom to the bride during the wedding service also : a similar ring given by the bride to the groom in a double-ring service

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Justin previously wore what looked to be a wedding ring to troll the paparazzi earlier this summer, but there’s something about this casual rock on Hailey’s finger that seems entirely different. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber: This May Be the First Look at the Engagement Ring," 9 July 2018 The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret (the Queen's sister), Princess Anne (the Queen's daughter), Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton all had Welsh gold wedding rings. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "What Jewelry Will Meghan Markle Wear for the Royal Wedding?," 13 Apr. 2018 The splurge: The couple spent more than triple their original wedding ring budget. Honeymooning The groom’s parents surprised Ben and Moriah with a mini-moon in Stockton, N.J., "Philadelphia weddings: Moriah Benjoseph and Ben Nassau," 13 July 2018 While Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Queen Elizabeth wear wedding rings, their husbands, Prince William and Prince Philip, do not. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Deeper Significance Behind Prince Harry’s Decision to Wear a Wedding Ring," 22 May 2018 Police arrested a man Friday accused of stealing a 2-carat ring, $22,000 wedding ring while cleaning carpet at a northwest Houston home, according to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's office. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Carpet cleaning man arrested after pawning 2-carat wedding ring for $80," 12 Jan. 2018 The only likely candidate for the ring is a stone from my grandmother’s wedding ring. Karen Stabiner, New York Times, "Romancing the Stone," 2 May 2018 Last October, the reality star alleged that Bohan changed the locks on the property, and claimed her wedding rings were missing. Megan Stein,, "The Hills' Audrina Patridge Lists Orange County Home for $1.8 Million Amid Divorce from Corey Bohan," 31 May 2018 Two of the stones in Markle’s wedding ring belonged to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Prince Harry will wear a wedding ring unlike his brother," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of wedding ring

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wedding ring

: a ring that you wear as a sign that you are married

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