wedding ring



a ring, usually of gold, platinum, or silver, given by one partner to the other during a marriage ceremony.

Origin of wedding ring

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Also called wedding band. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wedding ring

Historical Examples of wedding ring

  • I thought it might be the left, ye see, and ye might be putting a wedding-ring on it!

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • "With this ring I thee wed——" She tore off the wedding-ring also, and cast it with the rest.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • She drew her wedding-ring from her finger and cast it to the floor. '

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • She was grown a big girl, and had a wedding-ring on her hand.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall

  • The wedding-ring is worn by both while engaged, as well as after the marriage ceremony.


    M. Pearson Thomson

British Dictionary definitions for wedding ring

wedding ring


a band ring with parallel sides, typically of precious metal, worn to indicate married status
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