• WordNet 3.6
    • n wedding the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
    • n wedding the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    • n wedding a party of people at a wedding
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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 Wedding Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.☞ Certain anniversaries of an unbroken marriage have received fanciful, and more or less appropriate, names. Thus, the fifth anniversary is called the wooden wedding; the tenth, the tin wedding; the fifteenth, the crystal wedding; the twentieth, the china wedding; the twenty-fifth, the silver wedding; the fiftieth, the golden wedding; the sixtieth, the diamond wedding. These anniversaries are often celebrated by appropriate presents of wood, tin, china, silver, gold, etc., given by friends. "Simple and brief was the wedding , as that of Ruth and of Boaz.""Let her beauty be her wedding dower."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four
    • n wedding Anniversary of a wedding.
    • n wedding Marriage; nuptials; nuptial ceremony or festivities, especially the latter: also used attributively: as, wedding cheer.
    • n wedding Synonyms Nuptials, Matrimony, etc. See marriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
    • ns Wedding marriage: marriage ceremony
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  • C. H. Webb
    C. H. Webb
    “For I've been born and I've been wed -- all of man's peril comes of bed.”
  • 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.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wedding,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weddian, to engage, to marry (Ger. wetten, to wager)—wed, a pledge; Goth. wadi, Ger. wette, a bet.


In literature:

Engagement and Wedding Rings.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
How mournful was love thus wedded to sorrow!
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
As an almost-wed are you willing to sacrifice your reunion claim to Elfreda?
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
I did not tell Maurice of my approaching wedding.
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
The Garpagaris will accept cooked food from Kunbis and celebrate their weddings with those of the Kunbis.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
And there were treasures that would answer for a wedding dowry when the time came.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
We had a ordinary wedding.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
It is even whispered that the marchioness herself tied the bridegroom's cravat for him on his wedding-day.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
Not even on the night preceding his wedding was an Auld Licht ever known to stay out after ten o'clock.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
But it's nothing more than to go first in the wedding march, and hold the bride's bouquet.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston

In poetry:

I met a maid upon the moor,
The morrow was her wedding.
Love lit her eyes with lovelier hues
Than the eve-star was shedding.
"On The Moor" by Cale Young Rice
"But you are a doctor's daughter,
My son's of a princely line;
You may wed with one more humble,
But never with son of mine.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
O will ye hear a mirthful bourd?
Or will ye hear of courtesie?
Or will ye hear how a gallant lord
Was wedded to a gay ladye?
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
Then bespake him Sir Gawaine,
That was ever a gentle knighte:
"That lothly ladye I will wed;
Therefore be merrye and lighte."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
What her answer, all may guess,
For the old church chime that rung
Its next wedding anthem sung
With a most delighted tongue:
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
He sleeps beside me in the bed;
Upon my breast I hold his head;
Oh how I would that we were wed,
For he sails in the morning.
"Sailor's Sweetheart" by Robert W Service

In news:

1:22 pm Wed, May 23, 2012.
Weimer 84, RCA assembler , Weddings by Paulette employee.
1:45 pm Wed, January 11, 2012.
50 AM EDT, Wed July 25, 2012.
Drew and Brittany Brees are coming up on their 10th wedding anniversary.
00 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2012.
Listen for the wedding bells.
Did you and your fiance/fiancee create the B-list while building your actual wedding invite list.
So your best friend is getting married and he asks for you to stand in his wedding, it will happen basically to all of us.
07 AM EDT, Wed September 19, 2012.
55 AM EST, Wed November 7, 2012.
14 AM EDT, Wed October 3, 2012.
They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in Lee's Summit, Mo.
Quebec woman in wedding dress drowns while getting wedding pictures taken.
'Sources' say they were at the wedding of Adele and her fiance Simon Koneck and Adele was spotted in London with a gold wedding ring on her finger.

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