wed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wed” in the English Dictionary

"wed" in British English

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wedverb [I or T]

uk   us   /wed/ (present participle wedding, past tense and past participle wedded or wed) literary
(used ​especially in ​newspapers) to ​marry someone: The ​coupleeventually wed after an 18-year ​engagement.
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uk   us   strong /wiːd/ weak /wid/
short form of we had: We'd ​better be more ​careful in the ​future. short form of we would: We'd be ​grateful for an ​answer.
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written abbreviation for Wednesday
(Definition of wed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wed" in American English

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wedverb [I/T]

 us   /wed/ (past tense and past participle wedded or wed)
to ​marry someone: [I] They are ​planning to wed in ​June.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈwed·ɪd/
a wedded ​couple


abbreviation forWednesday


 us   /wid/
contraction of we had or we would: By then, we’d ​heard the same ​story six ​times.
(Definition of wed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wed”
in Spanish casarse (con)…
in Vietnamese cưới…
in Malaysian mengahwini, menyatukan…
in Thai สมรส, แต่งงาน…
in French (se) marier (avec)…
in German (sich) vermählen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 星期三…
in Turkish çarşamba, çarşamba günü…
in Russian среда…
in Indonesian menikah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 星期三…
in Polish śr. (= = środa)…
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