Wedding

Wed"ding

(?), n. [AS. wedding.] Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.
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Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and of Boaz.
Longfellow.
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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.
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Wedding is often used adjectively; as, wedding cake, wedding cards, wedding clothes, wedding day, wedding feast, wedding guest, wedding ring, etc.
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Let her beauty be her wedding dower.
Shak.
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Wedding favor, a marriage favor. See under Marriage.
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