What does Marry mean?

Definitions for Marry
ˈmær iMar·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse(verb)

    take in marriage

  2. marry, wed, tie, splice(verb)

    perform a marriage ceremony

    "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

Wiktionary

  1. marry(Verb)

    To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.

    Neither of her daughters showed any desire to marry.

  2. marry(Verb)

    To be joined to (someone) as spouse according to law or custom.

  3. marry(Verb)

    To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife or husband.

  4. marry(Verb)

    To take for husband or wife.

    In some cultures, it is acceptable for an uncle to marry his niece.

  5. marry(Verb)

    Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.

    The attempt to marry medieval plainsong with speed metal produced interesting results.

  6. marry(Verb)

    To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses, ostensibly for life; to constitute a marital union according to the laws or customs of the place.

    A justice of the peace will marry Jones and Smith.

  7. marry(Interjection)

    indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marry(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  2. Marry(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  3. Marry(verb)

    to dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  4. Marry(verb)

    to take for husband or wife. See the Note below

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  5. Marry(verb)

    figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  6. Marry(verb)

    to enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

  7. Marry

    indeed ! in truth ! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary

    Etymology: [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marry

    mar′i, v.t. to take for husband or wife: to give in marriage: to unite in matrimony.—v.i. to enter into the married state: to take a husband or a wife:—pr.p. marr′ying; pa.t. and pa.p. marr′ied. [Fr. marier—L. maritāre, to marry, maritus, a husband—mas, maris, a male.]

  2. Marry

    mar′i, interj. indeed! forsooth! [By Mary.]

Editors Contribution

  1. marry

    To unite in marriage.

    They did commit to marriage as they viewed it, they absolutely adored each other and vowed to unconditional love, unity, support, teamwork, family etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Marry

    A perverted form of the oath “By Mary” in days when people were wont to swear by the Virgin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Marry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3587

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Marry' in Verbs Frequency: #265

How to pronounce Marry?

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

How to say Marry in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Marry in a Sentence

  1. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A man who expects the woman to say sorry first on her mistakes only and does not want to carry the loads of worry on his head, should never marry even when given an option of a fairy from the heaven.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t marry a man who doesn’t love his mother and a woman who hasn’t been a good daughter.

  4. Tallulah Bankhead:

    No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.

  5. Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi:

    The age of criminal responsibility in Iran is discriminatory, it is lower and lower for girls, that is to say 9 lunar years while for boys it is 15. At nine a girl can marry, even if the law sets the age at 13.

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