from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To take as a spouse; marry.
- transitive v. To perform the marriage ceremony for; join in matrimony.
- transitive v. To unite closely: a style that weds form and function.
- transitive v. To cause to adhere devotedly or stubbornly: He was wedded to the idea of building a new school.
- intransitive v. To take a spouse; marry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To perform the marriage ceremony for; to join in matrimony.
- v. To take as one's spouse.
- v. To take a spouse.
- v. To join (more or less permanently)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pledge; a pawn.
- transitive v. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
- transitive v. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
- transitive v. Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
- transitive v. To take to one's self and support; to espouse.
- intransitive v. To contact matrimony; to marry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pledge; pawn; security.
- To pledge; hence, to wager.
- To marry; take for husband or for wife.
- To join in marriage; give or unite in wedlock.
- To unite closely in affection; attach firmly by passion or prejudice: as, to be wedded to one's habits or opinions.
- To unite forever or inseparably.
- To espouse; take part with.
- To marry; contract marriage; become united as in matrimony.
- An abbreviation of Wednesday.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take in marriage
- v. perform a marriage ceremony
- adj. having been taken in marriage
- n. the fourth day of the week; the third working day
Middle English wedden, from Old English weddian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English weddian. Related to Scots wed ("pledge"). (Wiktionary)