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wedding (ˈwɛdɪŋ Pronunciation for wedding

Definitions

noun

    1. the act of marrying or the celebration of a marriage
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ wedding day
  1. the anniversary of a marriage (in such combinations as silver wedding or diamond wedding)
  2. the combination or blending of two separate elements

Synonyms

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= marriage, nuptials, wedding ceremony, marriage ceremony, marriage service, wedding service, nuptial rite, espousals

wed (wɛd Pronunciation for wed

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  weds,  wedding,  wedded,  wed
  1. to take (a person of the opposite sex) as a husband or wife; marry
  2. (transitive) to join (two people) in matrimony
  3. (transitive) to unite closely

Word Origin

Old English weddian; related to Old Frisian weddia, Old Norse vethja, Gothic wadi pledge

Synonyms

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= get married to, espouse, get hitched to, be united to, plight your troth to, get spliced to, take as your husband or wife,
= get married, marry, be united, tie the knot, take the plunge, get hitched, get spliced, become man and wife, plight your troth,

Translations for 'wedding'

  • British English: weddingPronunciation for wedding A wedding is a marriage ceremony and the celebration that often takes place afterwards.Many couples want a big wedding.ˈwɛdɪŋ NOUN
  • Arabic: زِفَافPronunciation for زِفَاف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: casamentoPronunciation for casamento
  • Chinese: 婚礼Pronunciation for 婚礼
  • Croatian: vjenčanjePronunciation for vjenčanje
  • Czech: svatbaPronunciation for svatba
  • Danish: bryllupPronunciation for bryllup
  • Dutch: bruiloftPronunciation for bruiloft
  • European Spanish: bodaPronunciation for boda
  • Finnish: häätPronunciation for häät
  • French: mariagePronunciation for mariage
  • German: HochzeitPronunciation for Hochzeit
  • Greek: γάμοςPronunciation for γάμοςτελετή
  • Italian: matrimonioPronunciation for matrimonio
  • Japanese: 結婚式Pronunciation for 結婚式
  • Korean: 결혼식Pronunciation for 결혼식
  • Norwegian: bryllupPronunciation for bryllup
  • Polish: ślubPronunciation for ślub
  • Portuguese: casamentoPronunciation for casamento
  • Romanian: nuntă nunți
  • Russian: свадьбаPronunciation for свадьба
  • Spanish: bodaPronunciation for boda
  • Swedish: bröllopPronunciation for bröllop
  • Thai: การแต่งงานPronunciation for การแต่งงาน
  • Turkish: düğünPronunciation for düğün
  • Ukrainian: весілля
  • Vietnamese: lễ cướiPronunciation for lễ cưới

Example Sentences Including 'wedding'

An elderly couple are having an elegant dinner to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Maxim (2004)
But please, I wish to hear no more complaints about Ottawa's shotgun wedding registry.
Globe and Mail (2003)
He was a bit nervous beforehand, but said all his wedding vows correctly.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
On the day of the wedding , he left her standing like a pillock at the register office.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
SUNDAY Degrassi: The Next Generation CTV, 7 p. m. More wedding fun on Degrassi.
Globe and Mail (2003)
She paid for her coffee and went to a street of jewellers nearby and had her wedding band sawn off.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
Tamylan, the only slave she had been allowed to keep, helped her dress on the morning of the wedding.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
The Vatican yesterday threatened to excommunicate an archbishop who took a wife two months ago in a Moonie mass wedding.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
`Then the Lady weaves a crown of carnations in preparation for a wedding.
Tracy Chevalier THE LADY AND THE UNICORN (2003)

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