• Wed Definition & Synonyms
- () of Wed
- (n.) To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
- (n.) To take to ones self and support; to espouse.
- (n.) A pledge; a pawn.
- (n.) To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
- (v. i.) To contact matrimony; to marry.
- (n.) Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
• W Definition & Synonyms
- () the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, is usually a consonant, but sometimes it is a vowel, forming the second element of certain diphthongs, as in few, how. It takes its written form and its name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the Roman capital letter which we call U. Etymologically it is most related to v and u. See V, and U. Some of the uneducated classes in England, especially in London, confuse w and v, substituting the one for the other, as weal for veal, and veal for weal; wine for vine, and vine for wine, etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 266-268.
• We Definition & Synonyms
- (pl. ) of I
- (obj.) The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb.
• Wedder Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) See Wether.
• Wedge Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
- (v. t.) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
- (v. t.) To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge ones way.
- (n.) The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos; -- so called after a person (Wedgewood) who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.
- (n.) A mass of metal, especially when of a wedgelike form.
- (n.) Anything in the form of a wedge, as a body of troops drawn up in such a form.
- (v. t.) To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
- (v. t.) To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
- (v. t.) To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive.
- (n.) A solid of five sides, having a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
- (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical.