Meaning of “wed” in the English Dictionary

"wed" in British English

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wedverb [ I or T ]

uk /wed/ us /wed/ present participle wedding, past tense and past participle wedded or wed literary

we'd

uk strong /wiːd/ weak /wid/ 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.

More examples

  • We'd better hurry up.
  • We'd arrived at Leicester by then.
  • I'm not sure if we'd met her before.
  • We'd always loved opera.
  • We would have come if we'd been asked.

(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.
wedded
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈwed·ɪd/

a wedded couple

abbreviation forWednesday

we’d

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)