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, espouseverb

    take in marriage

  2. marry, wed, tie, spliceverb

    perform a marriage ceremony

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


  1. marryverb

    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. marryverb

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

  3. marryverb

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

  4. marryverb

    To take for husband or wife.

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

  5. marryverb

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

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

  6. marryverb

    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. marryinterjection

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To MARRYverb

    Etymology: marier, French; maritor, Latin.

    What! shall the curate controul me? Tell him, that he shall marry the couple himself. John Gay, What d’ye call it.

    When Augustus consulted with Mecænas about the marriage of his daughter Julia, Mecænas took the liberty to tell him, that he must either marry his daughter to Agrippa, or take away his life; there was no third way, he had made him so great. Francis Bacon, Essays, №. 28.

    You’d think it strange if I should marry her. William Shakespeare.

    Go in to thy brother’s wife, and marry her. Gen. xxxviii.

    As a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin. Ecclus. xv. 2.

  2. To Marryverb

    To enter into the conjugal state.

    He hath my good will,
    And none but he, to marry with Nan Page. William Shakespeare.

    Let them marry to whom they think best. Num. xxxvi. 6.

    Virgil concludes with the death of Turnus; for after that difficulty was removed, Æneas might marry, and establish the Trojans. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marryverb

    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

  2. Marryverb

    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

  3. Marryverb

    to dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife

  4. Marryverb

    to take for husband or wife. See the Note below

  5. Marryverb

    figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation

  6. Marryverb

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

  7. Marry

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

  8. 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

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  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. Kendra Wilkinson:

    Look, I wasn’t trying to marry him, i dated outside of him. I had respect by not going public with any of my relationships.

  2. Jamie Lynn:

    Those conversations are definitely being had in a creative sense and figuring out how do we marry the Zoey we grew up on to the Zoey today, and doing it correctly. Because we don't want to put something out just for the sake of putting something out. Also with Covid it's just a little hard to know what that looks like. I think this video was a good introduction to the safety precautions you have to take with production... I think it's going to be a lot of fun and that the conversations will move a lot faster now that we've dipped our toes into it.

  3. Mayor Bunic:

    The local people mostly marry among themselves, this is a pretty much traditional and patriarchal community.

  4. Sir Walter Raleigh:

    Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.

  5. 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.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. tacky
    • B. foreordained
    • C. elusive
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