wed

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verb \ˈwed\

Definition of wed

wedded

also

wed

;

wedding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take for wife or husband by a formal ceremony :  marry

  3. 2 :  to join in marriage

  4. 3 :  to unite as if by marriage: such asa :  to place in close or intimate association films that made me conscious of the power of wedding image to music — Gerald Earlyb :  to link by commitment or custom was wed to the old ways

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

wed

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verb

Definition of wed for English Language Learners

  • : to bring or join (two things) together


WED Defined for Kids

wed

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verb \ˈwed\

Definition of wed for Students

wedded

also

wed

;

wedding

  1. 1 :  marry

  2. 2 :  to connect closely The book weds fact and fiction.



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