What does Marriage mean?

Definitions for Marriage
ˈmær ɪdʒMar·riage

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Marriage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock(noun)

    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

    "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"

  2. marriage, married couple, man and wife(noun)

    two people who are married to each other

    "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"

  3. marriage, wedding, marriage ceremony(noun)

    the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

    "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

  4. marriage(noun)

    a close and intimate union

    "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas"

Wiktionary

  1. marriage(Noun)

    The state of being married.

    You should enter marriage for love.

  2. marriage(Noun)

    The union of two (or sometimes more) people, usually to the exclusion of all others.

  3. marriage(Noun)

    A wedding; a ceremony in which people wed.

    You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.

  4. marriage(Noun)

    A close union.

  5. marriage(Noun)

    A joining of two parts.

  6. marriage(Noun)

    A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em and some other card games.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marriage(verb)

    the act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony

  2. Marriage(verb)

    the marriage vow or contract

  3. Marriage(verb)

    a feast made on the occasion of a marriage

  4. Marriage(verb)

    any intimate or close union

Freebase

  1. Marriage

    Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. In many cultures, marriage is formalized via a wedding ceremony. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples or two persons of opposite gender in the gender binary, and a diminishing number of these permit polygyny, child marriages, and forced marriages. In modern times, a growing number of countries and other jurisdictions have lifted bans on and have established legal recognition for same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and interfaith marriage. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Some cultures allow the dissolution of marriage through divorce or annulment. Polygamous marriages may also occur in spite of national laws.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marriage

    mar′ij, n. the ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife: the union of a man and woman as husband and wife.—adj. Marr′iageable, suitable, or at a proper age, for marriage.—ns. Marr′iageableness; Marr′iage-con′tract, an agreement to be married: an agreement respecting property by persons about to marry.—n.pl. Marr′iage-fā′vours, knots or decorations worn at a marriage.—n. Marr′iage-sett′lement, an arrangement of property, &c., before marriage, by which something is secured to the wife or her children, in case of her husband's death. [O. Fr. mariage. See Marry.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. marriage

    1. A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join. 2. A way-station, not the end of the journey. 3. The aspiration of two vowels to be a diphthong. 4. Love's demitasse.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Marriage

    The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby men and women are joined together for the purpose of founding a family unit.

Editors Contribution

  1. marriage

    A relationship created with mutual honesty, respect, trust, truthful communication, loyalty and unconditional love with the feeling, knowing and understanding a couple are united in a life partnership to share, grow and evolve together with mutual aspirations, goals and a united purpose, confirmed on an official unity governmental register.

    Marriage is a relationship that people choose to share, grow and evolve together with mutual aspirations, goals and a united purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 17, 2016  
  2. marriage

    A type of union and ceremony cocreated by a couple at a specific location, signed on an official unity governmental register, following with a party of celebration.

    Marriage is a life commitment for two people who love each other to the depth of their souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Marriage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1278

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Marriage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2719

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Marriage' in Nouns Frequency: #548

How to pronounce Marriage?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Marriage in sign language?

  1. marriage

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marriage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marriage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Marriage in a Sentence

  1. Evan Ross:

    I think in any relationship in this industry, there’s a stress on relationships, i think that’s reality, but in no way do I think that if a relationship is meant to be together and a marriage is meant to be together, that anything like a show or being in this industry can change that.

  2. Pearl S. Buck:

    Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.

  3. Pippa Middleton:

    Ironically, family friends of the Middletons say that everyone always thought that the sparkly Pippa rather than the quieter and less glossy Kate would be the one most likely to make a spectacular marriage.

  4. Pam Bondi:

    Regardless of the ruling, it has always been our goal to have uniformity throughout Florida until the final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage, nonetheless, the Supreme Court has now spoken, and the stay will end on January 5.

  5. George Gramer:

    Now this is the law of the land, what can we do to ensure that there is religious freedom for all and there is equality of marriage under the law for all?

Images & Illustrations of Marriage

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