verb (used with object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
verb (used without object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
Origin of wed
Definition for wed (2 of 3)
Definition for wed (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for wed
Even those set to wed embraced the style on their special day.
Though there was allegedly an injury, charges were dropped due to lack of evidence, and she wed him a day after his arrest.
Similarly, Ray Rice wed his bride, Janay Palmer, one day after being indicted for assaulting her.
According to the announcement, van der Sloot will wed 24-year-old Leidy Carol Figueroa Uceda, an accountant who lives in Lima.
Same-sex couples were legally wed to his performance of “Same Love” at the Grammys.Macklemore, the Grammy Winning Rapper, Is a 9/11 Truther Who Likes to Play Anti-Semitic Dress-Up|Emily Shire, Marlow Stern|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hang it, I wish wed tried a goal from the field that last time.Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour
That means that they are apt to be back at any time, and so wed better light out.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves|Claude A. Labelle
Wed better go slow, where Bill Berry is concerned, Bob said.The Motor Boys on the Atlantic|Clarence Young
As they wor all wed fowk but her an me, it wor agreed 'at shoo should sarve aght th' teah, an' awd to sarve th' mait an stuff.Yorksher Puddin'|John Hartley
It was her refusal to wed either of the two fellows whom her overlord had chosen for her that brought her to the Baron's notice.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer
British Dictionary definitions for wed (1 of 3)
verb weds, wedding, wedded or wed
Word Origin for wed
British Dictionary definitions for wed (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for wed (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for wed
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.