- wechsler scales,
- weddell sea,
- wedding anniversary,
- wedding band,
- wedding breakfast,
- wedding cake,
- wedding chest
Origin of wedding
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 wedding
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just a week after her divorce, she was invited to a wedding by her sister-in-law.
And thus I end up at the bottom of the stairs, about one month after my injury and two months after my wedding.
Sarah said that she loves, loves, loves the royal couple and had even gotten up before dawn to watch their 2011 wedding.
For inmates located outside the Los Angeles area, a wedding with Bensoussan can run up to $2,000 or $3,000.
To her mind, apparently, the chief end of man is marriage, and the proper end of a story is a wedding.Short Story Writing|Charles Raymond Barrett
If Rose baked a cake for a wedding supper, this did not militate in the least against her eligibility as a guest of the occasion.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
She dared to tell friends who before the wedding inquired what she wanted, that checks were welcome, and need not be monogrammed.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
I wonder what the old blackguard is going to give me for a wedding present.Jewel Mysteries|Max Pemberton
As soon as the ceremony was over, the bridegroom was whisked away, to be followed by the bride when she had cut the wedding cake.Glory of Youth|Temple Bailey
- the act of marrying or the celebration of a marriage
- (as modifier)wedding day
verb weds, wedding, wedded or wed
Word Origin for wed
Old English weddung "state of being wed" (see wed). Meaning "ceremony of marriage" is recorded from c.1300; the usual Old English word for the ceremony was bridelope, literally "bridal run," in reference to conducting the bride to her new home. Wedding cake is recorded from 1640s; as a style of architecture, attested from 1879.
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.
see shotgun wedding.