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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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,  Sw  v["a]dja  to  appeal,  Goth.  gawadj[=o]n  to  betroth. 
  See  {Wed},  n.] 
  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. 
  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. 
  4.  To  take  to  one's  self  and  support;  to  espouse.  [Obs.] 
  They  positively  and  concernedly  wedded  his  cause 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wed  \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,  vadimonium  security,  and  Gr  ?,  ?  a  prize. 
  Cf  {Athlete},  {Gage}  a  pledge,  {Wage}.] 
  A  pledge;  a  pawn.  [Obs.]  --Gower.  Piers  Plowman. 
  Let  him  be  ware,  his  neck  lieth  to  wed  [i.  e.,  for  a 
  security].  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wed  \Wed\,  v.  i. 
  To  contact  matrimony;  to  marry.  ``When  I  shall  wed.''  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  been  taken  in  marriage  [syn:  {wedded}] 
  n  :  the  fourth  day  of  the  week;  the  third  working  day  [syn:  {Wednesday}, 
  v  1:  take  in  marriage  [syn:  {marry},  {get  married},  {conjoin},  {hook 
  up  with},  {get  hitched  with},  {espouse}] 
  2:  perform  a  marriage  ceremony;  "The  minister  married  us  on 
  Saturday"  [syn:  {marry},  {tie}] 

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