American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To join as spouses by exchanging vows.
- v. To take as a spouse.
- v. To give in marriage.
- v. To perform a marriage ceremony for: The rabbi married the couple.
- v. To obtain by marriage: marry money.
- v. Nautical To join (two ropes) end to end by interweaving their strands.
- v. To unite in a close, usually permanent way: "His material marries the domestic and the exotic” ( Clifton Fadiman).
- v. To take a husband or wife; wed: They married in their twenties.
- v. To combine or blend agreeably: Let the flavors marry overnight.
- interj. Archaic Used as an exclamation of surprise or emphasis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite in wedlock or matrimony; join for life, as a man and a woman, or a man or woman to one of the opposite sex; constitute man and wife, or a husband or wife, according to the laws or customs of a nation.
- To give in marriage; cause to be married.
- To take for husband or wife: as, a man marries a woman, or a woman marries a man.
- Figuratively, to unite intimately or by some close bond of connection.
- Nautical, to fasten together, as two ropes, end to end, in such a way that in unreeving one from a block the other is drawn in.
- Synonyms To wed, espouse.
- To enter into the conjugal state; take a husband or a wife.
- Indeed! forsooth! a term of asseveration, or used to express surprise or other feeling.
- [The word was formerly much used, with various additions, to express surprise, contempt, or satirical encouragement, as in the phrases following.]
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place.
- v. To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4.
- v. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.
- v. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.
- v. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.
- v. To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
- interj. obsolete Indeed! in truth! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.
- v. take in marriage
- v. perform a marriage ceremony
- Middle English marien, from Anglo-Norman marier, from Latin marītāre ("to wed"), from marītus ("husband, suitor"), of disputed origin. (Perhaps compare Welsh morwyn 'girl', merch 'daughter', Crimean Gothic marzus 'wedding', Ancient Greek meîrax 'boy, girl', Lithuanian martì 'bride', Avestan mairya 'yeoman', Sanskrit máryas 'young man, suitor'.) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English marien, from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus, married.Middle English Marie, the Virgin Mary, ultimately from Greek Maria; see Mary1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Also, Prince William should be getting married soon – so now there is no reason at all why he should marry a catholic, and now, with same-sex couples allowed to form civil partnerships, there is no reason why Prince William and Tony Blair, the world’s most eligible and famous Catholic, should not marry*.”
“And when Jesus answered, that it is not lawful to put away a wife and to marry another, except on account of whoredom, they replied that nevertheless Moses commanded to give a bill of divorce and to put her away; and the disciples said, If the case of a man with his wife be so it is not expedient to marry_, "xix.”
“It is enough that “my lud” has a handle to his name, and Murray Hill shoddyocracy will wine and dine and toady him, and perhaps for his title marry him to some sweet, pure and good American girl, whose life hereafter will be a purgatory to herself and a mutual misery to both.”
“It is enough that "my lud" has a handle to his name, and Murray Hill shoddyocracy will wine and dine and toady him, and perhaps for his title marry him to some sweet, pure and good American girl, whose life hereafter will be a purgatory to herself and a mutual misery to both.”
“Since you've previously mentioned that you never attend this kind of thing, are you having a striper captain marry you?”
“Re: Hector, a Church that allows open homosexuals not only to be Bishops but to marry is hardly Christian.”
“Hector, a Church that allows open homosexuals not only to be Bishops but to marry is hardly Christian.”
“Anyone that says they should be forbidden to marry is judging them and recommending discriminating against them.”
“I'm not one who thinks waiting to marry is causing a problem here.”
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