wedding

1. noun
a) Marriage ceremony; a ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage.

Her announcement was quite a surprise, coming a month after she published the words "I hate weddings with a passion and a fury I can only partially explain rationally."

b) Joining of two or more parts.

Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and of Boaz.

2. verb
To participate in a wedding.

Accordingly the Prince, accepting her largesse, sought the King to whom he had pledged his parents (and they were still with him in all weal and welfare) and going in to him made his salam and kissed ground and told him the whole tale of the past and the conditions of death or marriage he had made with the Kings daughter and of his wedding her after overcoming her in contention.


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