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Pronunciation : Wed (wêd)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. wedd; akin to OFries. wed, OD. wedde, OHG, wetti, G. wette a wager, Icel. veedh a pledge, Sw. vad a wager, an appeal, Goth. wadi a pledge, Lith. vaduti to redeem (a pledge), LL. vadium, L. vas, vadis, bail, security, vadimonium security, and Gr. Athl
Definition : Defn: A pledge; a pawn. [Obs.] Gower. Piers Plowman. Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed [i. e., for a security]. Chaucer.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wed
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [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. veedhja, Dan. vedde, Sw. vädja to appeal, Goth. gawadjon to betroth. See Wed, n.]
Definition : 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. Prayer. 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. Cowper.

4. To take to one's self and support; to espouse. [Obs.] They positively and concernedly wedded his cause. Clarendon.

t. [imp. Wedded; p. p. Wedded or Wed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wedding.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wed
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To contact matrimony; to marry. "When I shall wed." Shak.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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