Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of marrying.
  • noun The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
  • noun The anniversary of a marriage.
  • noun The act or an instance of joining closely.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Marriage; nuptials; nuptial ceremony or festivities, especially the latter: also used attributively: as, wedding cheer.
  • noun Synonyms Nuptials, Matrimony, etc. See marriage.
  • noun Anniversary of a wedding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.
  • noun a marriage favor. See under Marriage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of wed.
  • noun Marriage ceremony; a ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage.
  • noun Joining of two or more parts.
  • verb To participate in a wedding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
  • noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
  • noun a party of people at a wedding

Etymologies

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From wed

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Conversion of wedding (noun) to verb.

Examples

  • Here I am wearing my mother's veil, her dress, one of the fabulous cocktail rings I collected in Italy this past May (I also gave one to each of my bridesmaids!), the pearls Mr. Avocado gave me the morning of our wedding, and the earrings my parents gifted me for the wedding*.

    Weddingbee

  • There Dallas had first staggered across the floor shouting “Dad, ” while May and the nurse laughed behind the door; there their second child, Mary (who was so like her mother), had announced her engagement to the dullest and most reliable of Reggie Chivers’s many sons; and there Archer had kissed her through her wedding veil before they went down to the motor which was to carry them to Grace Church—for in a world where all else had reeled on its foundations the “Grace Church wedding” remained an unchanged institution.

    XXXIV. Book II

  • As the word wedding was believed to be code for an impending al-Qaeda attack, this raised the Lackawanna investigation to a matter that President Bush was now being regularly briefed on.

    The Longest War

  • As the word wedding was believed to be code for an impending al-Qaeda attack, this raised the Lackawanna investigation to a matter that President Bush was now being regularly briefed on.

    The Longest War

  • As the word wedding was believed to be code for an impending al-Qaeda attack, this raised the Lackawanna investigation to a matter that President Bush was now being regularly briefed on.

    The Longest War

  • As the word wedding was believed to be code for an impending al-Qaeda attack, this raised the Lackawanna investigation to a matter that President Bush was now being regularly briefed on.

    The Longest War

  • Aside from giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "wedding bell blues," your situation demonstrates just how tricky taking on debt can be.

    CNN.com

  • The term "wedding", the criminal complaint notes, is code for a terrorist event or attack.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Aside from giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "wedding bell blues," your situation demonstrates just how tricky taking on debt can be.

    CNN.com

  • Popular phrases and iconic sayings came from this film, like the term wedding crashers itself, which means people who come to weddings uninvited to pick up women and have fun.

    Starpulse Entertainment News

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