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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 economic justice.
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

First recorded before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian “to pledge, marry, get married”; 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

Other definitions 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

Other definitions 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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