Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a spouse: a married woman; a married man.
  • adj. United in matrimony: a married couple.
  • adj. Of or relating to the state of marriage: married bliss.
  • adj. Acquired through marriage: her married name.
  • adj. Closely connected; united.
  • n. A married person: young marrieds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband.
  • adj. Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of marry.
  • n. A married person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in the state of matrimony; having a spouse; wedded; ; -- of one person.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to marriage; connubial.
  • adj. Wedded to each other; ; -- of two people.
  • adj. Joined to form one object; united.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • United in wedlock; having a husband or a wife: applied to persons: as, a married woman.
  • Constituted by marriage; of or pertaining to those who have been united in wedlock; conjugal; connubial.
  • Figuratively, intimately and inseparably joined or united; united as by the bonds of matrimony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. joined in matrimony
  • adj. of or relating to the state of marriage
  • n. a person who is married

Etymologies

marry + -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No, I am not the adopted son of lesbians, I have a biological mother who was married to my father, and I have a step-mother who was also married* to my father.

    Happy Mothers day!

  • Mrs. Otway was coming back late to-night, and was to be married -- _married_, to-morrow morning in the Cathedral, to Major

    Good Old Anna

  • CONNOTATIVE words, those that suggest more than they say, have more power than ordinary words -- "She _let_ herself be married" expresses more than "She _married_."

    The Art of Public Speaking

  • And if they decide that they love each other and want to get married, _they will get married_.

    The Prince of Graustark

  • If it had not been for my pride and my folly, we should have been married by now -- _married_, Myra -- and far away.

    The Mistress of Shenstone

  • _Pretty well married_, you know, implies 2000_l. _ a-year; and very well married, nothing under

    Tales and Novels — Volume 07

  • As soon as have married a girl whom I had thought liable to be persuaded to drink, habitually, '_only_ a glass or two of wine at dinner, or so;' as soon as have _married_ such a girl, I would have taken a strumpet from the streets.

    Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.

  • Allowing the name to have been De Benyon, you discover that one brother is not married, and that there are some papers belonging to him in the possession of an old woman who dies; and upon these slight grounds what would you attempt to establish? that because that person was known not to have married, therefore _he was married_ (for you are stated to have been born in wedlock): and because there is a packet of papers belonging to him in the possession of another party, that this packet of papers _must refer_ to you.

    Japhet, in Search of a Father

  • Allowing the name to have been De Benyon, you discover that one brother is not married, and that there are some papers belonging to him in the possession of an old woman who dies; and upon these slight grounds what would you attempt to establish that because that person was known not to have married, therefore _he was married_ (for you are stated to have been born in wedlock); and because there is a packet of papers belonging to him in the possession of another party, that this packet of papers _must refer_ to you.

    Japhet in Search of a Father

  • Or for a much more minor point: "Peter Parker is 'TOO YOUNG' to be married, when the better statement is he's "not yet ready" to be married*.

    Giffen on Continuity | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

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  • In the rare/antique book business, used to describe a book whose parts come from different copies to form a whole. For example, the dustjacket from one copy may be "married" with a copy of the same book that has no dustjacket. In the case of multi-volume sets, a Vol. 1 might be “married�? to a Vol. 2 that was acquired separately, to form a complete set.

    February 22, 2007