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wedding ring

a ring, usually of gold, platinum, or silver, given by one partner to the other during a marriage ceremony.
Also called wedding band.
Origin of wedding ring
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Her hands were white and exquisitely cared for, and she wore no wedding ring.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • And—may I have the little silver ring for my wedding ring, Justin?

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • The circle is an emblem of eternity, and that is the shape of the wedding ring.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Her eyes, for some reason, were fixed upon her wedding ring.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He then borrows a wedding ring, which he also allows to be freely examined.

    Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
British Dictionary definitions for wedding ring

wedding ring

a band ring with parallel sides, typically of precious metal, worn to indicate married status
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