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wed

[ wed ]
/ wɛd /
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verb (used with object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.

to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony.
to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry.
to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly: She wedded herself to the cause of the poor.
to blend together or unite inseparably: a novel that weds style and content perfectly.

verb (used without object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.

to contract marriage; marry.
to become united or to blend: a building that will wed with the landscape.

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Origin of wed

before 900; Middle English wedde,Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge

OTHER WORDS FROM wed

in·ter·wed, verb (used without object), in·ter·wed or in·ter·wed·ded, in·ter·wed·ding.re·wed, verb, re·wed·ded, re·wed·ding.un·wed, adjective

Definition for wed (2 of 3)

we'd
[ weed ]
/ wid /

contraction of we had:Sometimes I wish we'd bought a bigger house.
contraction of we would:Of course we'd be happy to donate to the school's fundraiser.

usage note for we'd

Definition for wed (3 of 3)

Wed.

abbreviation

Wednesday.
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British Dictionary definitions for wed (1 of 3)

wed
/ (wɛd) /

verb weds, wedding, wedded or wed

to take (a person of the opposite sex) as a husband or wife; marry
(tr) to join (two people) in matrimony
(tr) to unite closely

Word Origin for wed

Old English weddian; related to Old Frisian weddia, Old Norse vethja, Gothic wadi pledge

British Dictionary definitions for wed (2 of 3)

we'd
/ (wiːd, unstressed wɪd) /

contraction of

we had or we would

British Dictionary definitions for wed (3 of 3)

Wed.

abbreviation for

Wednesday
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