What does wedding mean?

Definitions for wedding
ˈwɛd ɪŋwed·ding

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wedding.

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Wedding

    A wedding is a ceremony where 2 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 marriage vows by a couple, presentation of a gift (offering, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money, dress), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant. 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, as well as superstitious customs.

ChatGPT

  1. wedding

    A wedding is a formal ceremony where two individuals unite in marriage, often celebrated with rituals, customs, and festivities. It typically involves an exchange of marriage vows and can include various cultural or religious traditions. The ceremony often concludes with the presentation of an official marriage certificate solidifying the couple's legal status. This event is generally followed by a public reception where guests celebrate the newlyweds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wedding

    of Wed

  2. Weddingnoun

    nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials

  3. Etymology: [AS. wedding.]

Wikidata

  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

  1. WEDDING

    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  

Suggested Resources

  1. Wedding

    Wedding vs. Marriage -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Wedding and Marriage.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WEDDING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wedding is ranked #15970 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wedding surname appeared 1,818 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Wedding.

    92.2% or 1,677 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 62 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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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Numerology

  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. Eleanor McLaughlin:

    I was just so emotional after finally seeing Matt for the first time on our wedding day, then after I heard all the cheering, I turned and was like,' Wait you're Dave Chappelle.' It was surreal.

  2. Jim Weems:

    Our policing operation will cover all eventualities. I won't go into what we are anticipating, we need to remind ourselves and the public that this is a wedding. It is a wedding in which the royal couple want the public to be involved. That is the story, it's not about the police and security operation.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    A big country, a tolerant country, ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs.

  4. Isadora Martin-Dye:

    The wedding industry is set up to intimidate brides and couples. It's set up to where they feel like they can't do it, i guess my whole thing was that I wanted to show that anybody on that day in that dress is the most beautiful person you've ever seen.

  5. Patrick Jephson:

    One’s heart goes out to any young couple as they approach their wedding to be confronted with a family problem of this kind. They deserve all our sympathy.

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