wedding

[ wed-ing ]
/ ˈwɛd ɪŋ /

noun

the act or ceremony of marrying; marriage; nuptials.
the anniversary of a marriage, or its celebration: They invited guests to their silver wedding.
the act or an instance of blending or joining, especially opposite or contrasting elements: a perfect wedding of conservatism and liberalism.
Business Slang. a merger.

adjective

of or relating to a wedding: the wedding ceremony; a wedding dress.

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Origin of wedding

First recorded before 900; Middle English “matrimony, wedlock, marriage,” Old English weddung “betrothal”; see origin at wed, -ing1

synonym study for wedding

1. See marriage.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wedding

marriage, wedding (see synonym study at marriage).
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British Dictionary definitions for wedding

wedding
/ (ˈwɛdɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the act of marrying or the celebration of a marriage
  2. (as modifier)wedding day
the anniversary of a marriage (in such combinations as silver wedding or diamond wedding)
the combination or blending of two separate elements
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Idioms and Phrases with wedding

wedding

see shotgun wedding.

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