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Meaning of WED

Pronunciation:  wed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the fourth day of the week; the third working day
  2. [adj]  having been taken in marriage
  3. [v]  take in marriage
  4. [v]  perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

WED is a 3 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, married, marry, wedded, Wednesday
 See Also: inmarry, intermarry, mismarry, officiate, remarry, solemnise, solemnize, unify, unite, weekday, wive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wed\ (w[e^]d), n. [AS. wedd; akin to OFries. wed, OD.
    wedde, OHG, wetti, G. wette a wager, Icel. ve[eth] a pledge,
    Sw. vad a wager, an appeal, Goth. wadi a pledge, Lith.
    vad[*u]ti to redeem (a pledge), LL. vadium, L. vas, vadis,
    bail, security, vadimonium security, and Gr. ?, ? a prize.
    Cf. {Athlete}, {Gage} a pledge, {Wage}.]
    A pledge; a pawn. [Obs.] --Gower. Piers Plowman.
          Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed [i. e., for a
          security].                               --Chaucer.
  2. \Wed\, v. t. [imp. {Wedded}; p. p. {Wedded} or {Wed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Wedding}.] [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. ve[eth]ja, Dan.
    vedde, Sw. v["a]dja to appeal, Goth. gawadj[=o]n to betroth.
    See {Wed}, n.]
    1. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to
       marry; to espouse.
             With this ring I thee wed.            --Bk. of Com.
             I saw thee first, and wedded thee.    --Milton.
    2. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
             And Adam, wedded to another Eve, Shall live with
             her.                                  --Milton.
    3. Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of
       marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
             Thou art wedded to calamity.          --Shak.
             Men are wedded to their lusts.        --Tillotson.
             [Flowers] are wedded thus, like beauty to old age.
    4. To take to one's self and support; to espouse. [Obs.]
             They positively and concernedly wedded his cause.
  3. \Wed\, v. i.
    To contact matrimony; to marry. ``When I shall wed.'' --Shak.