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Wedding vs. Marriage

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Weddingverb

present participle of wed

Marriagenoun

The state of being married.

‘You should enter marriage for love.’;

Weddingverb

To participate in a wedding.

Marriagenoun

A union of two or more people that creates a family tie and carries legal, social, and/or religious rights and responsibilities.

Weddingnoun

Marriage ceremony; 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."’;

Marriagenoun

(often specifically) The union of only two people, to the exclusion of all others.

‘My grandparents' marriage lasted for forty years.’; ‘Pat and Leslie's marriage to each other lasted forty years.’;

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Weddingnoun

Joining of two or more parts.

‘The wedding of our three companies took place last week.’;

Marriagenoun

The union of two people of opposite sex, to the exclusion of all others.

Weddingnoun

Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.

‘Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and of Boaz.’; ‘Let her beauty be her wedding dower.’;

Marriagenoun

A wedding; a ceremony in which people wed.

‘You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.’;

Weddingnoun

the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

Marriagenoun

(figuratively) A close union.

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Weddingnoun

the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony;

‘their marriage was conducted in the chapel’;

Marriagenoun

A joining of two parts.

Weddingnoun

a party of people at a wedding

Marriagenoun

(card games) A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em or melded in pinochle.

Weddingnoun

a marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.

Marriagenoun

(card games) In solitaire or patience games, the placing a card of the same suit on the next one above or below it in value.

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Wedding

A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.

Marriagenoun

The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.

‘Marriage is honorable in all.’;

Marriagenoun

The marriage vow or contract.

Marriagenoun

A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.

‘The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son.’;

Marriagenoun

Any intimate or close union.

Marriagenoun

In pinochle, bézique, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage.

Marriagenoun

the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce);

‘a long and happy marriage’; ‘God bless this union’;

Marriagenoun

two people who are married to each other;

‘his second marriage was happier than the first’; ‘a married couple without love’;

Marriagenoun

the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony;

‘their marriage was conducted in the chapel’;

Marriagenoun

a close and intimate union;

‘the marriage of music and dance’; ‘a marriage of ideas’;

Marriagenoun

the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman)

‘the children from his first marriage’; ‘a happy marriage’; ‘marriage vows’;

Marriagenoun

the state of being married

‘they were celebrating 50 years of marriage’;

Marriagenoun

a combination or mixture of elements

‘her music is a marriage of funk, jazz, and hip-hop’;

Marriagenoun

(in bezique and other card games) a combination of a king and queen of the same suit.

Marriage

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock is a culturally recognized union between people called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.

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