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wedded

[wed-id] /ˈwɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
united in matrimony; married:
the wedded couple; a wedded woman.
2.
of or pertaining to marriage or to those married:
the wedded state; wedded happiness.
3.
attached or dedicated, especially obstinately or unshakably:
a fearless person wedded to a just cause.
4.
associated or bound together inseparably:
form and substance wedded in harmony.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English geweddode. See wed, -ed2
Related forms
unwedded, adjective

wed

[wed] /wɛd/
verb (used with object), wedded or wed, wedding.
1.
to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony.
2.
to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry.
3.
to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly:
She wedded herself to the cause of the poor.
4.
to blend together or unite inseparably:
a novel that weds style and content perfectly.
verb (used without object), wedded or wed, wedding.
5.
to contract marriage; marry.
6.
to become united or to blend:
a building that will wed with the landscape.
Origin
before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge
Related forms
interwed, verb (used without object), interwed or interwedded, interwedding.
rewed, verb, rewedded, rewedding.
unwed, adjective
Synonyms
4. combine, fuse, merge.
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British Dictionary definitions for wedded

wedded

/ˈwɛdɪd/
adjective
1.
of marriage: wedded bliss
2.
firmly in support of an idea or institution: wedded to the virtues of capitalism

wed

/wɛd/
verb weds, wedding, wedded, wed
1.
to take (a person of the opposite sex) as a husband or wife; marry
2.
(transitive) to join (two people) in matrimony
3.
(transitive) to unite closely
Word Origin
Old English weddian; related to Old Frisian weddia, Old Norse vethja, Gothic wadi pledge
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Word Origin and History for wedded

wed

v.

Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.

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