Definitions for wedding
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wedding.
wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymenealsnoun
the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
marriage, wedding, marriage ceremonynoun
the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
wedding, wedding partynoun
a party of people at a wedding
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Marriage; nuptials; the nuptial ceremony.
Etymology: from wed.
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.
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.
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.
nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials
Etymology: [AS. 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.
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
Wedding vs. Marriage -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Wedding and Marriage.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wedding' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3230
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wedding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1679
Rank popularity for the word 'wedding' in Nouns Frequency: #1202
The numerical value of wedding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wedding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Don Corleone Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as gift on my daughter's wedding day.
The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
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- عرس, زفافArabic
- вясе́лле, шлюбBelarusian
- сва́тба, бракосъчета́ниеBulgarian
- bodaCatalan, Valencian
- bryllup, vielseDanish
- boda, nupcias, casamientoSpanish
- عروسی, بیوگانیPersian
- liittäminen, liitos, yhdistäminen, häätFinnish
- noces, mariageFrench
- brulloftWestern Frisian
- pósadh, bainisIrish
- pòsadh, banaisScottish Gaelic
- nász, esküvőHungarian
- հարսանիք, պսակArmenian
- nozze, sposalizio, matrimonioItalian
- 結婚式, 결혼식Korean
- zemawend, dawetKurdish
- кыз тоюKyrgyz
- nūptiae, nuptiasLatin
- vedības, kāzasLatvian
- свадба, венчавка, женидбаMacedonian
- bruiloft, huwelijkDutch
- bryllaupNorwegian Nynorsk
- iigehNavajo, Navaho
- boda, casamentoPortuguese
- венча́ние, сва́дьба, бракосочета́ние, свадьбаRussian
- свадба, svadba, венчање, venčanje, vjenčanje, вјенчањеSerbo-Croatian
- sobáš, svadba, veselieSlovak
- vigsel, bröllop, brSwedish
- వివాహము, వివాహ వేడుక, పెండ్లిTelugu
- тӯй, арӯсӣTajik
- การแต่งงาน, พิธีสมรสThai
- düğün, nikâhTurkish
- никах, туйTatar
- весі́лля, весілляUkrainian
- وواہ, ویڈنگUrdu
- đám cướiVietnamese
- noices, noiceWalloon
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