define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

weddedness

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wedded \Wed"ded\, adjective

1. Joined in wedlock; married.

Let w?alth, let honor, wait the wedded dame. --Pope.

2. Of or pertaining to wedlock, or marriage. "Wedded love." --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wed \Wed\, verb (used with an object) [imp. {Wedded}; p. p. {Wedded} or {Wed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wedding}.] [OE. wedden, AS. weddian to covenant, promise, to wed, marry; akin to OFries. weddia to promise, D. wedden to wager, to bet, G. wetten, Icel. ve[eth]ja, Dan. vedde, Sw. v[aum]dja to appeal, Goth. gawadj[=o]n to betroth. See {Wed}, noun]

1. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.

With this ring I thee wed. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.

I saw thee first, and wedded thee. --Milton.

2. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.

And Adam, wedded to another Eve, Shall live with her. --Milton.

3. Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.

Thou art wedded to calamity. --Shak.

Men are wedded to their lusts. --Tillotson.

[Flowers] are wedded thus, like beauty to old age. --Cowper.

4. To take to one's self and support; to espouse. [Obs.]

They positively and concernedly wedded his cause. --Clarendon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wedded

adjective

1: having been taken in marriage [syn: {wed}, {wedded}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign