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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wed]
    • /wΙ›d/
    • /wed/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wed]
    • /wΙ›d/

Definitions of wed word

  • verb with object wed to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony. 1
  • verb with object wed to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry. 1
  • verb with object wed to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly: She wedded herself to the cause of the poor. 1
  • verb with object wed to blend together or unite inseparably: a novel that weds style and content perfectly. 1
  • verb without object wed to contract marriage; marry. 1
  • verb without object wed to become united or to blend: a building that will wed with the landscape. 1

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Origin of wed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wed


wed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wed

verb wed

  • tie the knot β€” an interlacing, twining, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob or lump, for fastening, binding, or connecting two cords together or a cord to something else.
  • say β€” assay.
  • marry β€” to take in marriage: After dating for five years, I finally asked her to marry me.
  • couple β€” If you refer to a couple of people or things, you mean two or approximately two of them, although the exact number is not important or you are not sure of it.
  • espouse β€” Adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).

adjective wed

  • allied β€” Allied forces or troops are armies from different countries who are fighting on the same side in a war.
  • wedded β€” united in matrimony; married: the wedded couple; a wedded woman.

Antonyms for wed

verb wed

  • split up β€” to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in two.
  • divorce β€” a divorced man.
  • separate β€” to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • disconnect β€” SCSI reconnect
  • disjoin β€” to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.

adjective wed

  • sharable β€” the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.
  • single β€” only one in number; one only; unique; sole: a single example.
  • unitary β€” of or relating to a unit or units.
  • widowed β€” a woman who has lost her spouse by death and has not remarried.
  • uncompounded β€” composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a compound substance.

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