What does Wedding mean?

Definitions for Wedding
ˈwɛd ɪŋWed·ding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymenealsnoun

    the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

  2. marriage, wedding, marriage ceremonynoun

    the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

    "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

  3. wedding, wedding partynoun

    a party of people at a wedding

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Weddingnoun

    Marriage; nuptials; the nuptial ceremony.

    Etymology: from wed.

    Come, away!
    For you shall hence upon your wedding-day. William Shakespeare.

    I will dance and eat plums at your wedding. William Shakespeare.

    Let her beauty be her wedding dower;
    For me and my possessions she esteems not. William Shakespeare.

    When my son was entered into his wedding-chamber, he fell down and died. 2 Esdr. x. 1.

    These three country bills agree, that each wedding produces four children. John Graunt, Bills of Mortality.

    His friends were invited to come and make merry with him, and this was to be the wedding-feast. Roger L'Estrange.

    If she affirmed herself to be a virgin, she must on her wedding-day, and in her wedding cloaths perform the ceremony of going alone into the den, and stay an hour with the lion. Jonathan Swift.

    A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding-cloaths. Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wedding

    of Wed

  2. Weddingnoun

    nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials

  3. Etymology: [AS. wedding.]


  1. Wedding

    A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A trade in which the bride is generally given away, and the groom is often sold.

Editors Contribution

  1. wedding

    The social event at which a ceremony and unity of marriage is created and celebrated.

    We love a good wedding, a unity of two people, their families and friends.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wedding' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3230

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wedding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1679

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wedding' in Nouns Frequency: #1202

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wedding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wedding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Wedding in a Sentence

  1. Adam Sandler:

    I think the distance between those two things was good. It let me look at it differently and allowed it to be funny. I think if had happened before, The Wedding Singer would have been one seriously depressing movie.

  2. Mustafa Amin:

    I was happy, thank God, because although the wedding was simple, it was beautiful and calm.

  3. Shigeo Suzuki:

    There weren't many TV sets yet, so television came behind newspapers, radio and magazines, but the wedding changed that.

  4. Erica Skuta:

    When we got engaged, we both joked how neat it would be to do something a little different and have an after-reception party at a Wild game, when the schedule was released at the start of the season and the game fell on the same day as the wedding, we had to go for it.

  5. Naim Guleryuz:

    This is not only Jewish but a part of Turkish and world heritage. It is proof that we have lived together and still do, if we occasionally celebrate a wedding, we can keep it alive.

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