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Meaning of WEDLOCK

Pronunciation:  'wedlâk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  state of being husband and wife; "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"

WEDLOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: marriage, matrimony, union
 See Also: bigamy, common-law marriage, endogamy, exogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage, marital status, marriage of convenience, misalliance, monandry, monogamousness, monogamy, monogyny, open marriage, polyandry, polygamy, polygyny



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wed"lock\, n. [AS. wedl[=a]c a pledge, be trothal; wedd
    a pledge + l[=a]c a gift, an offering. See {Wed}, n., and cf.
    {Lake}, v. i., {Knowledge}.]
    1. The ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony. ``That
       blissful yoke . . . that men clepeth [call] spousal, or
       wedlock.'' --Chaucer.
             For what is wedlock forced but a hell, An age of
             discord or continual strife?          --Shak.
    2. A wife; a married woman. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    Syn: See {Marriage}.
  2. \Wed"lock\, v. t.
    To marry; to unite in marriage; to wed. [R.] ``Man thus
    wedlocked.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are forced into wedlock, foretells that you will be forced into a disagreeable situation. Dreaming that you are dissatisfied with your wedlock, foretells tendencies toward illicit behavior.