A couple exchange rings at their wedding.
- The definition of a wedding is a ceremony in which two people get married.
When you marry your husband, this is an example of a wedding.
- the act or ceremony of becoming married; marriage
- the marriage ceremony with its attendant festivities
- an anniversary of a marriage: a golden wedding
- a joining together
Origin of weddingMiddle English ; from Old English weddung ; from weddian: see wed
- a. The act of marrying.b. The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
- The anniversary of a marriage: a silver wedding.
- The act or an instance of joining closely: a wedding of ideas.
- Present participle of wed.
- Marriage ceremony; ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage.
- Her announcement was quite a surprise, coming a month after she published the words "I hate weddings with a passion and a fury I can only partially explain rationally."
- Joining of two or more parts.
- The wedding of our three companies took place last week.
From Middle English wedding, weddynge, from Old English weddung (“betrothal, espousal"), equivalent to wed +"Ž -ing. Cognate with Middle Dutch weddinghe.
(third-person singular simple present weddings, present participle weddinging, simple past and past participle weddinged)
- To participate in a wedding.
- Usually intended for a humorous effect.
Conversion of wedding (noun) to verb.
Variant of wed
transitive verbwedded, wedded or wed, wedding
- 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