[ wed ]
/ wɛd /
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 wedin·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)
[ 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)
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British Dictionary definitions for wed (1 of 3)
/ (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)
/ (wiːd, unstressed wɪd) /
we had or we would
British Dictionary definitions for wed (3 of 3)
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