• WordNet 3.6
    • adj wed having been taken in marriage
    • v wed take in marriage
    • v wed perform a marriage ceremony "The minister married us on Saturday","We were wed the following week","The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
    • n Wed the fourth day of the week; the third working day
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wedding arrangements Wedding arrangements
Otto, the Wedding-Guest, singeth Otto, the Wedding-Guest, singeth
The First Wedding The First Wedding

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon
    • n Wed wĕd A pledge; a pawn. "Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed i. e., for a security]."
    • Wed Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly. "Thou art wedded to calamity.""Men are wedded to their lusts.""Flowers] are wedded thus, like beauty to old age."
    • v. i Wed To contact matrimony; to marry. "When I shall wed ."
    • Wed To join in marriage; to give in wedlock. "And Adam, wedded to another Eve,
      Shall live with her."
    • Wed To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse. "With this ring I thee wed .""I saw thee first, and wedded thee."
    • Wed To take to one's self and support; to espouse. "They positively and concernedly wedded his cause."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four
    • n wed A pledge; pawn; security.
    • wed To pledge; hence, to wager.
    • wed To marry; take for husband or for wife.
    • wed To join in marriage; give or unite in wedlock.
    • wed To unite closely in affection; attach firmly by passion or prejudice: as, to be wedded to one's habits or opinions.
    • wed To unite forever or inseparably.
    • wed To espouse; take part with.
    • wed To marry; contract marriage; become united as in matrimony.
    • wed An abbreviation of Wednesday.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines
    • v.t Wed wed to marry: to join in marriage: to unite closely
    • v.i Wed to marry:—pr.p. wed′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. wed′ded or wed
    • n Wed wed a pledge, security—(Scot.) Wad
    • v.t Wed to wager
    • ***


  • C. H. Webb
    C. H. Webb
    “For I've been born and I've been wed -- all of man's peril comes of bed.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.”
  • Proverb
    “The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.”
  • Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    “Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “He believes that marriage and a career don't mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wedd,; akin to OFries. wed, OD. wedde, OHG, wetti, G. wette, a wager, Icel. veð, a pledge, Sw. vad, a wager, an appeal, Goth. wadi, a pledge, Lith. vadůti, to redeem (a pledge), LL. vadium, L. vas, vadis, bail, security, vadimonium, security, and Gr. , a prize. Cf. Athlete Gage a pledge, Wage


In literature:

When there is going to be a wedding in the family, there is not much time for fancy-work, you know.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Roman wedding sacrifices were intended to obtain signs of the approval of the gods on the wedding.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Women love weddings better than anything on earth.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
What kind of a wedding are you to have?
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Miss Hicks in the village was engaged, and she had a wedding in the summer.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
In the third act we find the people on the following morning speaking of nothing but Silvain's wedding with Rose and of the hermit's bell.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
She became as fair as Gerda, the Giant maid whom Frey had wed.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Upstairs Juliet had gone to her invalid mother's room to show herself in her wedding dress to the pale little lady lying on the sofa.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I'm sure it's an invitation to Chris Fairley's wedding.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Josephine set the table with her mother's wedding china.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

"An' but yestreen he said to me,
If you an' him agree,
Wull you gie me your free guid-wull
To wed your Mary Lee?
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
With the earth would I were wed,
Then in such a grave of woes
Daylie to be buried,
Which no end nor number knowes.
"The Nimph Dianaes Song" by Bartholomew Young
Since Jesus freely did appear
To grace a marriage feast:
O Lord, we ask thy presence here
To make a wedding guest.
"A Wedding Hymn" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
They bade her wed a son of pride,
And leave the hope she cherished long:
She loved but one,-- and would not hide
A love which knew no wrong.
"Dirge Over A Nameless Grave" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'White, white,' sang she,
'White, white, my weeds shall be,
I am no widow,' sang she,
'White, white, my wedding shall be,
White, white!' sang she.
"Daft Jean" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
And this they did. And so it became there
That, by the strength of a tender whim,
The stranger was she who bore his name there,
Not she who wedded him.
"A Woman's Fancy" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

WEDDINGS- Wedel , Voth wed Oct 28 in Newton.
View Power weddings photos in CBS News' Power weddings photo gallery.
Westminster Abbey , where Prince William and Kate Middleton will be wed on April 29, has a long history of weddings and burials, with some of the most famous people in Britain's history having passed through its doors.
'Maria the Korean Bride' has 49th wedding in Detroit on path to 50 weddings in 50 states.
Brittany Michelle Wise and Benjamin Joseph Baer exchanged wedding vows on Aug 25 during a wedding Mass at St Michael Parish in Marquette.
Fiona and Chico enjoy their wedding cake after exchanging their wedding vows at Doylestown Dog Park in Doylestown Thursday.
If it turns out choosing a family member, make sure in order to have heard them play and that very good qualified to play your wedding music or you may end up in a wedding entire day disaster.
Triple-digit wedding dates have become a lifeline for struggling chapels, said Joni Moss, a longtime Las Vegas wedding planner and founder of the Nevada Wedding Association.
Once known as the wedding capital of the world, Vegas' share of the US wedding market has fallen by a third since 2004.
These "once-in-a-century" wedding dates have become more important each year as Vegas' share of the US wedding market has fallen by a third since 2004.
New wedding trend alert dirty weddings are in.
We were in Kauai for our wedding and my new wife's daughter's wedding as well.
Madame Gristina On Her Wedding Day Anna Gristina and he husband on their wedding day.
Bought her wedding cake toppers — the little bride and groom that have traditionally adorned wedding cakes.
Earlier this week we thought wedding bells would soon be ringing for actress Halle Berry, but it looks like there may not be any wedding plans after all.

In science:

We’d like this network to have a nice community structure, whereby each cluster corresponds to a fact.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
We’d like to measure D mixing because we didn’t expect to see much of it.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
We’d like to again emphasize the point of these notes.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
But before doing so, let’s think about what we’d expect it to be.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
We say two such monomials are Levi-differentially wed.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions