Wed v. i. To contact matrimony; to marry. “When I shall wed.”
Wed n. A pledge; a pawn. [Obs.]
Let him be ware, his neck lieth to wed [=\i. e., for a security].\= --Chaucer.
Wed, v. t. [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. [Obs.]
They positively and concernedly wedded his cause. --Clarendon.
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"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple
got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: marry, tie, splice]
[also: wedding, wedded]