Definitions for: Wedding


[n] the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
[n] the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
[n] a party of people at a wedding



Webster (1913) Definition: Wed"ding, n. [AS. wedding.]
Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.

Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and
of Boaz. --Longfellow.

Note: Certain anniversaries of an unbroken marriage have
received fanciful, and more or less appropriate, names.
Thus, the fifth anniversary is called the wooden
wedding; the tenth, the tin wedding; the fifteenth, the
crystal wedding; the twentieth, the china wedding; the
twenty-fifth, the silver wedding; the fiftieth, the
golden wedding; the sixtieth, the diamond wedding.
These anniversaries are often celebrated by appropriate
presents of wood, tin, china, silver, gold, etc., given
by friends.

Note: Wedding is often used adjectively; as, wedding cake,
wedding cards, wedding clothes, wedding day, wedding
feast, wedding guest, wedding ring, etc.

Let her beauty be her wedding dower. --Shak.

Wedding favor, a marriage favor. See under Marriage.

Synonyms: marriage, marriage ceremony, nuptials, wedding ceremony, wedding party

See Also: best man, bridal, bride, bridegroom, bridesmaid, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, civil marriage, espousal, flower girl, groom, groomsman, love match, observance, party, remarriage, rite, ritual, trainbearer

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