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Definition of "wedding" []

  • The act of marrying. (noun)
  • The ceremony or celebration of a marriage. (noun)
  • The anniversary of a marriage: a silver wedding. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of joining closely: a wedding of ideas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wedding" in a sentence
  • "Here I am wearing my mother's veil, her dress, one of the fabulous cocktail rings I collected in Italy this past May (I also gave one to each of my bridesmaids!), the pearls Mr. Avocado gave me the morning of our wedding, and the earrings my parents gifted me for the wedding*."
  • "There Dallas had first staggered across the floor shouting “Dad, ” while May and the nurse laughed behind the door; there their second child, Mary (who was so like her mother), had announced her engagement to the dullest and most reliable of Reggie Chivers’s many sons; and there Archer had kissed her through her wedding veil before they went down to the motor which was to carry them to Grace Church—for in a world where all else had reeled on its foundations the “Grace Church wedding” remained an unchanged institution."
  • "As the word wedding was believed to be code for an impending al-Qaeda attack, this raised the Lackawanna investigation to a matter that President Bush was now being regularly briefed on."