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married

[mar-eed] /ˈmær id/
adjective
1.
united in wedlock; wedded:
married couples.
2.
of or pertaining to marriage or married persons; connubial; conjugal:
married happiness.
3.
(of an antique) created from components of two or more authentic pieces.
4.
interconnected or joined; united.
5.
(of a family name) acquired through marriage.
noun
6.
Usually, marrieds. married couples or married people:
young marrieds moving into their first home.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see marry1, -ed2
Related forms
marriedly, adverb
unmarried, adjective, noun
well-married, adjective

marry1

[mar-ee] /ˈmær i/
verb (used with object), married, marrying.
1.
to take in marriage:
After dating for five years, I finally asked her to marry me.
2.
to perform the marriage ceremonies for (two people); join in wedlock:
The minister married Susan and Ed.
3.
to give in marriage; arrange the marriage of (often followed by off):
Her father wants to marry her to his friend's son. They want to marry off all their children before selling their big home.
4.
to unite intimately:
Common economic interests marry the two countries.
5.
to take as an intimate life partner by a formal exchange of promises in the manner of a traditional marriage ceremony.
6.
to combine, connect, or join so as to make more efficient, attractive, or profitable:
The latest cameras marry automatic and manual features. A recent merger marries two of the nation's largest corporations.
7.
Nautical.
  1. to lay together (the unlaid strands of two ropes) to be spliced.
  2. to seize (two ropes) together end to end for use as a single line.
  3. to seize (parallel ropes) together at intervals.
8.
to cause (food, liquor, etc.) to blend with other ingredients:
to marry malt whiskey with grain whiskey.
verb (used without object), married, marrying.
9.
to wed.
10.
(of two or more foods, wines, etc.) to combine suitably or agreeably; blend:
This wine and the strong cheese just don't marry.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English marien < Old French marier < Latin marītāre to wed, derivative of marītus conjugal, akin to mās male (person)
Related forms
marrier, noun
nonmarrying, adjective
unmarrying, adjective
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Examples for married
  • You're less likely to be included in the social life of married couples, who often dominate departments.
  • It is highly unlikely to result in anyone getting or staying married who wouldn't otherwise.
  • Childhood photos reveal happiness levels later in married life.
  • She was married to a rock star, so she knew how obnoxious fans could be.
  • People usually get married within five years after finishing college.
  • The critical difference is how your perception of commitment changes once you are married.
  • As chance would have it, she married the officer who liberated her.
  • Some cyber partners even end up leaving the virtual space to get married.
  • Divorced individuals use more resources than they did as married couples.
  • She courted eccentricity, was a confirmed contrarian, never married.
British Dictionary definitions for married

married

/ˈmærɪd/
adjective
1.
having a husband or wife
2.
joined in marriage a married couple
3.
of or involving marriage or married persons
4.
closely or intimately united
noun
5.
(usually pl) a married person (esp in the phrase young marrieds)

marry1

/ˈmærɪ/
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
to take (someone as one's partner) in marriage
2.
(transitive) to join or give in marriage
3.
(transitive) to acquire (something) by marriage marry money
4.
to unite closely or intimately
5.
(transitive) sometimes foll by up. to fit together or align (two things); join
6.
(transitive) (nautical)
  1. to match up (the strands) of unlaid ropes before splicing
  2. to seize (two ropes) together at intervals along their lengths
See also marry up
Derived Forms
marrier, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus married (man), perhaps from mās male

marry2

/ˈmærɪ/
interjection
1.
(archaic) an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc
Word Origin
C14: euphemistic for the Virgin Mary
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Word Origin and History for married
marry
c.1300, from O.Fr. marier, from L. maritare "to wed, marry, give in marriage," from maritus "married man, husband," of uncertain origin, perhaps ult. from "provided with a *mari," a young woman, from PIE base *meri- "young wife," akin to *meryo- "young man" (cf. Skt. marya- "young man, suitor"). Said from 1530 of the priest, etc., who performs the rite. Related: Married; marrying.
marry
a common oath in the Middle Ages, c.1350, now obsolete, a corruption of the name of the Virgin Mary.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for married

marry

verb

To join; bring together: He tries to marry the Canadian producers with the foreign buyers (1526+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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