Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

wedding ring

a ring, usually of gold, platinum, or silver, given by one partner to the other during a marriage ceremony.
Also called wedding band.
Origin of wedding ring
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for wedding-ring
Historical Examples
  • The other is the ordinary form of wedding-ring, inscribed, Let likinge laste.

    Finger-Ring Lore William Jones
  • The sight of the wedding-ring brought him back to his allegiance.

  • Does the town clerk, or does the justice of the peace give a wedding-ring, just like the minister?

    The Story Of Waitstill Baxter By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • See him in tights you'd think he could slip through a wedding-ring.

  • She evidently was not yet entirely accustomed to the wedding-ring which I observed on her finger.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • She was grown a big girl, and had a wedding-ring on her hand.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
  • No later than to-morrow he would buy a license and a wedding-ring, and, if possible, marry her in the evening.

  • A person of title should have a diamond guard for her wedding-ring.

  • Now, how does it come about that a girl living in Naples should be married with an Austrian wedding-ring?

  • I took off my wedding-ring, and twisted it in my hair, and replaced the guard.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for wedding-ring

wedding ring

a band ring with parallel sides, typically of precious metal, worn to indicate married status
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wedding ring

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wedding

Scrabble Words With Friends