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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wedding mean? 

WEDDING (noun)
  The noun WEDDING has 3 senses:

1. the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
2. the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
3. a party of people at a wedding

  Familiarity information: WEDDING used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

WEDDING (noun)

Sense 1wedding [BACK TO TOP]


The social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


hymeneals; nuptials; wedding; wedding ceremony

Hypernyms ("wedding" is a kind of...):

ceremonial; ceremonial occasion; ceremony; observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)

Sense 2wedding [BACK TO TOP]


The act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


marriage ceremony; wedding; marriage

Context example:

their marriage was conducted in the chapel

Hypernyms ("wedding" is a kind of...):

rite; ritual (any customary observance or practice)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wedding"):

bridal; espousal (archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast)

civil marriage (a marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman)

love match (a marriage for love's sake; not an arranged marriage)

remarriage (the act of marrying again)

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A party of people at a wedding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


wedding party; wedding

Hypernyms ("wedding" is a kind of...):

party (a group of people gathered together for pleasure)

Meronyms (members of "wedding"):

groomsman (a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding)

bridegroom; groom (a man participant in his own marriage ceremony)

flower girl (a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession)

bridesmaid; maid of honor (an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding)

bride (a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony)

best man (the principal groomsman at a wedding)

trainbearer (one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion)

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