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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.
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  • 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
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