Wed vs Wad - What's the difference?

wed | wad |

As a noun wed

is .

As a verb wad is

third person singular of.




  • To perform the marriage ceremony for; to join in matrimony.
  • The priest wed the couple.
  • * Milton
  • And Adam, wedded to another Eve, / Shall live with her.
  • To take as one's spouse.
  • She wed her first love.
  • To take a spouse.
  • (figuratively) To join (more or less permanently)
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou art wedded to calamity.
  • * Tillotson
  • Men are wedded to their lusts.
  • * 2008 , Bradley Simpson, Economists with Guns , page 72:
  • (figurative) To take to oneself and support; to espouse.
  • * Clarendon
  • They positively and concernedly wedded his cause.


    * marry



    (wikipedia wad)

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • An amorphous, compact mass.
  • Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
  • A substantial pile (normally of money).
  • With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
  • A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
  • (slang) A sandwich.
  • (vulgar, slang) An ejaculate of semen.
  • (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.
  • Derived terms

    * (ejaculate) blow one's wad, shoot one's wad

    See also

    * (Wad)


  • To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
  • She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
  • (Ulster) To wager.
  • To insert or force a wad into.
  • to wad a gun
  • To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
  • to wad a cloak


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