wed

wed
wed [ wed ] (past tense and past participle wed or wed|ded) verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM
to marry someone
a. to combine one thing with another:
wed something with something: a merger that will wed American ingenuity with Swiss efficiency
be wedded to something
to strongly support an idea or enjoy doing something very much

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Wed — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wed — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wed — (= marry). The form of the past tense and past participle is either wedded or wed. Its shortness makes it a popular word with headline writers and journalists • (Nicole said of meeting Urban, whom she wed in June last year: ‘I think we were two… …   Modern English usage

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • WED — or Wed may refer to:* The act of getting married (example: Jack wed Jill ) * Wednesday * UN World Environment Day * WED Enterprises, the original name of Walt Disney Imagineering * Where Eagles Dare , film …   Wikipedia

  • wed — [wed] vt. wedded, wedded or wed, wedding [ME wedden < OE weddian, lit., to pledge, engage < wed, a pledge, akin to Ger wetten, to pledge, wager < IE base * wadh , a pledge, to redeem a pledge > L vas (gen. vadis), a pledge] 1. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Wed — Wed, v. i. To contact matrimony; to marry. When I shall wed. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wed — /wed/, v., wedded or wed, wedding. v.t. 1. to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony; take as one s husband or wife. 2. to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry. 3. to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly: She wedded herself …   Universalium

  • wed — [wed] v past tense and past participle wedded or wed [I,T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: weddian] to marry used especially in literature or newspapers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wed — [wed] v past tense and past participle wedded or wed [I,T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: weddian] to marry used especially in literature or newspapers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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