transitive verbwed′ded, wed′ded or , wed′ding
- to marry; specif.,
- to take as husband or wife
- to conduct the marriage ceremony for; join in wedlock
- to unite or join closely: a project that weds science and art
Origin of wedMiddle English wedden from Old English weddian, literally , to pledge, engage from wed, a pledge, akin to German wetten, to pledge, wager from Indo-European base an unverified form wadh-, a pledge, to redeem a pledge from source Classical Latin vas (gen. vadis), a pledge
verbwed·ded, wed, or wed·ded wed·ding, weds
- To take as a spouse; marry.
- To perform the marriage ceremony for; join in matrimony.
- To unite closely: a style that weds form and function.
- To cause to adhere devotedly or stubbornly: He was wedded to the idea of building a new school.
Origin of wedMiddle English wedden from Old English weddian
(third-person singular simple present weds, present participle wedding, simple past and past participle wed or wedded)
From Old English weddian. Related to Scots wed (“pledge").
- Alternative spelling of Wed..