wedding favor


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wedding \Wed"ding\, n. [AS. wedding.]
   Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.
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         Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and
         of Boaz.                                 --Longfellow.
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   Note: Certain anniversaries of an unbroken marriage have
         received fanciful, and more or less appropriate, names.
         Thus, the fifth anniversary is called the wooden
         wedding; the tenth, the tin wedding; the fifteenth, the
         crystal wedding; the twentieth, the china wedding; the
         twenty-fifth, the silver wedding; the fiftieth, the
         golden wedding; the sixtieth, the diamond wedding.
         These anniversaries are often celebrated by appropriate
         presents of wood, tin, china, silver, gold, etc., given
         by friends.
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   Note: Wedding is often used adjectively; as, wedding cake,
         wedding cards, wedding clothes, wedding day, wedding
         feast, wedding guest, wedding ring, etc.
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               Let her beauty be her wedding dower. --Shak.
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   Wedding favor, a marriage favor. See under Marriage.
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