What does wed mean?

Definitions for wed
wɛdwed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wednesday, Midweek, Wedadjective

    the fourth day of the week; the third working day

  2. wed, weddedverb

    having been taken in marriage

  3. marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouseverb

    take in marriage

  4. marry, wed, tie, spliceverb

    perform a marriage ceremony

    "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

Wiktionary

  1. wedverb

    To perform the marriage ceremony for; to join in matrimony.

    The priest wed the couple.

  2. wedverb

    To take as one's spouse.

    She wed her first love.

  3. wedverb

    To take a spouse.

  4. wedverb

    To join (more or less permanently)

  5. wedcontraction

    we had

  6. wedcontraction

    we should

  7. wedcontraction

    we would

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wednoun

    a pledge; a pawn

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  2. Wed

    of Wed

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  3. Wednoun

    to take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  4. Wednoun

    to join in marriage; to give in wedlock

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  5. Wednoun

    fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  6. Wednoun

    to take to one's self and support; to espouse

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

  7. Wedverb

    to contact matrimony; to marry

    Etymology: [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. veja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vdja to appeal, Goth. gawadjn to betroth. See Wed, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wed

    wed, v.t. to marry: to join in marriage: to unite closely.—v.i. to marry:—pr.p. wed′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. wed′ded or wed.—adj. Wed′ded, married: belonging to marriage: clasped together.—ns. Wed′ding, marriage: marriage ceremony; Wed′ding-bed, the bridal bed; Wed′ding-cake, a highly decorated cake served at a wedding, and also divided among absent friends.—n.pl. Wed′ding-cards, complimentary cards of a newly married pair, sent to friends.—ns. Wed′ding-day, day of marriage; Wed′ding-dower, marriage portion; Wed′ding-dress, a bride's dress; Wed′ding-fāvour, white rosette worn by men at a wedding; Wed′ding-gar′ment, garment worn at a wedding; Wed′ding-ring, a plain ring given by the groom to the bride at a wedding.—Penny wedding, a wedding where the guests paid for the entertainment, and sometimes contributed to the outfit; Silver, Golden, Diamond wedding, the celebrations of the 25th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries of a wedding. [A.S. weddian, to engage, to marry (Ger. wetten, to wager)—wed, a pledge; Goth. wadi, Ger. wette, a bet.]

  2. Wed

    wed, n. a pledge, security—(Scot.) Wad.—v.t. to wager. [A.S. wed, a pledge.]

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  1. dew , DEW

  2. dew, DEW

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wed in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wed in a Sentence

  1. Paul Hayne:

    The one [ question ] that Im very interested in is the question of ice and the poles, wed like to know how much [ ice there is ] and where, and collect new data to investigate this.

  2. Linda Ronstadt:

    Instead of talking about that, wed sing together, wed have a great time, singing is what brought your family together.

  3. Bill Gerstenmaier:

    I think its very achievable, the challenge will be, can we get through the political process? Can we get the political stability, can we get the funding necessary to go do this in the time frame to move forward? Can we get any legislation relief that we might need, and get a clarity of purpose? Can we get united in this goal enough to move forward at the pace that wed like to go? Thatll be the biggest challenge.

  4. Police Chief John Drake:

    Wed be talking not about the debris that we have here but also maybe potential people.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you have both money and bread, you can select with whom your daughter to wed.

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  • تزوجArabic
  • vermählen, verheiraten, heiraten, trauenGerman
  • παντρεύω, παντρεύομαιGreek
  • زناشويي, ازدواج, پیوندPersian
  • avioitua, puoliso, naida, ottaa, mennä naimisiin, vihkiä, avioliittoFinnish
  • épouser, marier, merFrench
  • मेल करानाHindi
  • ամուսնացնել, ամուսնանալArmenian
  • sposareItalian
  • 結婚, 娶るJapanese
  • nuboLatin
  • венчава, се мажи, се венчава, се жени, мажи, жениMacedonian
  • gifte seg med, ekte, vie, ektevie, gifte segNorwegian
  • însura, mărita, căsători, cununaRomanian
  • брать в жёны, пожениться, жениться, выйти замуж, выходить замуж, взять в жёныRussian
  • evlenmekTurkish
  • cướiVietnamese

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