wedding
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwɛdɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of wed#English|wed
    • 1885, Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 14,
      Accordingly the Prince, accepting her largesse, sought the King to whom he had pledged his parents (and they were still with him in all weal and welfare) and going in to him made his salam and kissed ground and told him the whole tale of the past and the conditions of death or marriage he had made with the King's daughter and of his wedding her after overcoming her in contention.
Noun

wedding (plural weddings)

  1. Marriage ceremony; ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage.
    Her announcement was quite a surprise, coming a month after she published the words "I hate weddings with a passion and a fury I can only partially explain rationally."
    • 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wedding-Day, in The Courtship of Miles Standish,
      Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and of Boaz.
    • 1909, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea, Chapter XXIV,
      Rumor has it that there will be a wedding in our village ere the daisies are in bloom.
    • 1922, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett (translator), The Cook's Wedding, in The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories,
      After the wedding there was singing and concertina-playing in the laundry till late evening.
  2. Joining of two or more parts.
    The wedding of our three companies took place last week.
    • 1900, Eve Emery Dye, McLoughlin and Old Oregon, 2005 facsimile edition, [http://books.google.com/books?id=SwQrpSKAbNEC&pg=PA56&dq=%22wedding|weddings+of%22+companies&hl=en&ei=uE5STsjQFenrmAXspNDKBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDYQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q=%22wedding|weddings%20of%22%20companies&f=false page 56],
      That wedding of the fur companies is historic.
    • 1991, Richard M. Merelman, Partial Visions: Culture and Politics in Britain, Canada, and the United States, [http://books.google.com/books?id=NPvbY54qybQC&pg=PA162&dq=%22wedding|weddings+of%22+companies&hl=en&ei=alBSTvW_NbGImQW6zYHvBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFsQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=%22wedding|weddings%20of%22%20companies&f=false page 162],
      Significantly, Grand Metropolitan elaborates upon the wedding of tradition and consumer narcissim that is the distinctively British version of private-sector collective representations; […] .
    • 2000, Benton E. Gup, New Financial Architecture: Banking Regulation in the 21st Century, [http://books.google.com/books?id=bXJvnF3lQ0MC&pg=PA221&dq=%22wedding|weddings+of%22+companies&hl=en&ei=zExSToqoIsn7mAWFkdTWBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=%22wedding|weddings%20of%22%20companies&f=false page 221],
      The wedding of commercial with universal banking would result in more careful project evaluation and selection and a closer monitoring of existing loans.
    • 2002, Lynn Abbott, Doug Seroff, Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895, [http://books.google.com/books?id=kPJZTJtz1IwC&pg=PA176&dq=%22wedding|weddings+of%22+companies&hl=en&ei=alBSTvW_NbGImQW6zYHvBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAjge#v=onepage&q=%22wedding|weddings%20of%22%20companies&f=false page 176],
      The wedding of black brass bands and orchestras to jubilee concert companies was a consolidation that favored both promoters and musicians.
Translations Translations Verb

wedding (weddings, present participle weddinging; past and past participle weddinged)

  1. (intransitive, humorous) To participate in a wedding.

Wedding
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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