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: 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
: 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.
Recent Examples of wed from the Web
Wedding party: The couple chose eight bridesmaids and eight groomsmen, including siblings and friends from different periods of their lives.
I, in which Cio-Cio San (known as Butterfly), the teenage Japanese geisha, weds the caddish Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant.
But they cannot be wedded to an old picture of reality, because the city is constantly changing.
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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
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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: to bring or join (two things) together
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