[ wed-id ]
/ ˈwɛd ɪd /


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

before 900; Middle English; Old English geweddode. See wed, -ed2


un·wed·ded, adjective

Definition for wedded (2 of 2)

[ 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.

Origin of wed

before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge


in·ter·wed, verb (used without object), in·ter·wed or in·ter·wed·ded, in·ter·wed··wed, verb, re·wed·ded, re·wed·ding.un·wed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for wedded

British Dictionary definitions for wedded (1 of 2)

/ (ˈwɛdɪd) /


of marriagewedded bliss
firmly in support of an idea or institutionwedded to the virtues of capitalism

British Dictionary definitions for wedded (2 of 2)

/ (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
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