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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wedding  \Wed"ding\,  n.  [AS.  wedding.] 
  Nuptial  ceremony;  nuptial  festivities;  marriage;  nuptials. 
  Simple  and  brief  was  the  wedding,  as  that  of  Ruth  and 
  of  Boaz.  --Longfellow. 
  Note:  Certain  anniversaries  of  an  unbroken  marriage  have 
  received  fanciful,  and  more  or  less  appropriate,  names 
  Thus  the  fifth  anniversary  is  called  the  wooden 
  wedding;  the  tenth  the  tin  wedding;  the  fifteenth,  the 
  crystal  wedding;  the  twentieth,  the  china  wedding;  the 
  twenty-fifth,  the  silver  wedding;  the  fiftieth,  the 
  golden  wedding;  the  sixtieth,  the  diamond  wedding. 
  These  anniversaries  are  often  celebrated  by  appropriate 
  presents  of  wood,  tin,  china,  silver,  gold,  etc.,  given 
  by  friends. 
  Note:  Wedding  is  often  used  adjectively;  as  wedding  cake, 
  wedding  cards,  wedding  clothes,  wedding  day  wedding 
  feast,  wedding  guest,  wedding  ring,  etc 
  Let  her  beauty  be  her  wedding  dower.  --Shak. 
  {Wedding  favor},  a  marriage  favor.  See  under  {Marriage}. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  social  event  at  which  the  ceremony  of  marriage  is 
  performed  [syn:  {wedding  ceremony},  {nuptials}] 
  2:  the  act  of  marrying;  the  nuptial  ceremony;  "their  marriage 
  was  conducted  in  the  chapel"  [syn:  {marriage},  {marriage 
  3:  a  party  of  people  at  a  wedding  [syn:  {wedding  party}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  WEDDING,  n.  A  ceremony  at  which  two  persons  undertake  to  become  one 
  one  undertakes  to  become  nothing,  and  nothing  undertakes  to  become 

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