WED, v.t. [L., to give bail; a league; probably both are of one family.]1. To marry; to take for a husband or for wife.--Since the day I saw thee first, and wedded thee.2. To join in marriage.And Adam, wedded to another Eve, shall live with her--3. To unite closely in affection; to attach firmly. WE are apt to be wedded to our own customs and opinions.Men are wedded to their lusts.4. To unite for ever.Thou art wedded to calamity.5. To espouse; to take part with.They wedded his cause.
WED, v.i. To marry; to contract matrimony.When shall I wed?
WED, n. A pledge.
To marry; to contract matrimony.
When shall I wed? – Shak.
WED, v.t. [Sax. weddian, to covenant, to promise, to marry; Sw. vädja; Dan. vedder, to wager; W. gwezu; L. vador, to give bail, or fœdus, a league; probably both are of one family.]
- To marry; to take for husband or for wife.
Since the day / I saw thee first, and wedded thee. – Milton.
- To join in marriage.
And Adam, wedded to another Eve, / Shall live with her. – Milton.
- To unite closely in affection; to attach firmly. We are apt to be wedded to our own customs and opinions. Men are wedded to their lusts. – Tillotson.
- To unite for ever.
Thou art wedded to calamity. – Shak.
- To espouse; to take part with.
They wedded his cause. [Obs.] – Clarendon.
- A pledge; a pawn.
- To take for husband or for wife by a formal
ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
- To contact matrimony; to
- To join in marriage; to give in
- Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the
bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
- To take to one's self and support; to