Definition for wedded (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
verb (used without object), wed·ded or wed, wed·ding.
Origin of wed
Examples from the Web for wedded
Sandoval is more committed to overall fiscal responsibility than wedded to ideology at any cost.
And while they may have an ideological slant, they are not wedded to it.GOP in the Lions’ Den: Why Do Republicans Talk to Liberal Media?|David Freedlander|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For a government that is wedded to a black-and-white portrayal of Palestinians, even this bit of nuance is unacceptable.Do Israeli And Palestinian Schoolbooks Incite Hatred?|Sigal Samuel|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By surrendering her virtue to Charles, Camilla had surrendered her right to marry him—the bedded could not be wedded.Juiciest Bits From Robert Lacey’s Royal Biography ‘The Queen’|Tom Sykes|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the Senate in particular, each party has members who have indicated they are not wedded to party orthodoxy.
If she had wedded, her bridal kiss would have been interesting.
No doubt the wealth for which you have cast a true heart aside, and wedded a man you loathe, will make you completely happy.Sharing Her Crime|May Agnes Fleming
Can Heaven itself offer anything sweeter than home,—the wedded home, where love abides!Bruno|Byrd Spilman Dewey
That is a truth with which I was but feebly impressed until I came to understand the blessedness of the wedded state.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
And here is a lovely bit of self-revelation made to her betrothed several months before they were wedded.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
British Dictionary definitions for wedded (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for wedded (2 of 2)
verb weds, wedding, wedded or wed
Word Origin for wed
Word Origin and History for wedded
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.