- united in matrimony; married: the wedded couple; a wedded woman.
- of or relating to marriage or to those married: the wedded state; wedded happiness.
- attached or dedicated, especially obstinately or unshakably: a fearless person wedded to a just cause.
- associated or bound together inseparably: form and substance wedded in harmony.
Origin of wedded
- 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.
- to contract marriage; marry.
- to become united or to blend: a building that will wed with the landscape.
Origin of wed
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Examples from the Web for wedded
Sandoval is more committed to overall fiscal responsibility than wedded to ideology at any cost.Nevada Guv Faces Fans and Foes in Reelection
March 18, 2014
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?
June 18, 2013
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?
February 4, 2013
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’
May 9, 2012
In the Senate in particular, each party has members who have indicated they are not wedded to party orthodoxy.Washington’s Next Debt Showdown
August 2, 2011
He had become so wedded to his gold that to lose it was like losing his heart's blood.Brave and Bold
But I could not bear to see you wedded to Mortimer; he is not worthy—you are too good for him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Yes, yes, we shall be dead, and we shall be wedded all the same—wedded in death!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Then we'll be wedded, you and I, according to the custom of your people.
My brother, like the honourable man he was, wedded the girl he loved.
- of marriagewedded bliss
- firmly in support of an idea or institutionwedded to the virtues of capitalism
- 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 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.