Wed

Definition of Wed

Pronunciation: wĕd
n.1.A pledge; a pawn.
Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed [i. e., for a security].
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.
[imp. Wedded; p. p. Wedded or Wed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wedding.]
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.
They positively and concernedly wedded his cause.
- Clarendon.
v. i.1.To contact matrimony; to marry.

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