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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wejd]
    • /wΙ›dΚ’d/
    • /wedΚ’/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wejd]
    • /wΙ›dΚ’d/

Definitions of wedged word

  • adjective wedged having the shape of a wedge. 1
  • noun wedged a piece of hard material with two principal faces meeting in a sharply acute angle, for raising, holding, or splitting objects by applying a pounding or driving force, as from a hammer. Compare machine (def 3b). 1
  • noun wedged a piece of anything of like shape: a wedge of pie. 1
  • noun wedged a cuneiform character or stroke of this shape. 1
  • noun wedged Meteorology. (formerly) an elongated area of relatively high pressure. 1
  • noun wedged something that serves to part, split, divide, etc.: The quarrel drove a wedge into the party organization. 1

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Origin of wedged

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; wedge + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Wedged


wedged popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wedged

adjective wedged

  • impacted β€” tightly or immovably wedged in.
  • stuck β€” simple past tense and past participle of stick2 .
  • jammed β€” to press, squeeze, or wedge tightly between bodies or surfaces, so that motion or extrication is made difficult or impossible: The ship was jammed between two rocks.
  • obstructed β€” Simple past tense and past participle of obstruct.
  • crushed β€” to press or squeeze with a force that destroys or deforms.

verb wedged

  • compact β€” Compact things are small or take up very little space. You use this word when you think this is a good quality.
  • condense β€” If you condense something, especially a piece of writing or speech, you make it shorter, usually by including only the most important parts.
  • abbreviate β€” If you abbreviate something, especially a word or a piece of writing, you make it shorter.
  • constrict β€” If a part of your body, especially your throat, is constricted or if it constricts, something causes it to become narrower.
  • cram β€” If you cram things or people into a container or place, you put them into it, although there is hardly enough room for them.

Antonyms for wedged

adjective wedged

  • impermanent β€” not permanent or enduring; transitory.
  • wobbly β€” shaky; unsteady.
  • loose β€” free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.
  • unfixed β€” to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach; loosen; free.
  • changeable β€” Someone or something that is changeable is likely to change many times.

verb wedged

  • amplify β€” If you amplify a sound, you make it louder, usually by using electronic equipment.
  • enlarge β€” Make or become bigger or more extensive.
  • expand β€” explain
  • free β€” enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
  • grow β€” to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.

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