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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
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

marry2

[mar-ee] /ˈmær i/
interjection, Archaic.
1.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, astonishment, etc.)
Origin
1325-75; Middle English; euphemistic variant of Mary (the Virgin)
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Examples for marry
  • Before his birth it was prophesied that he would murder his father and marry his mother.
  • She must marry the innocent man in a sanctified wedding before impregnating herself.
  • The race was on among the royal dukes to marry and produce an heir.
  • It is neither desirable nor proper to marry a girl at tender age.
  • Free women might marry slaves and still be dowered for the marriage.
  • Moth moth is a fairy who was supposed to marry puck, but puck left her twice.
  • As a reward, he offered to marry the girl to his son abdullah.
  • He offers to marry both the plaintiff and his new love, if that would satisfy everyone.
  • It then was decided that she would marry the brother of the deceased.
  • Abimelech took her to his house, with intentions to marry her.
British Dictionary definitions for marry

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 marry
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 marry

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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