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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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

  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

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

  3. Marryverb

    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. Marryverb

    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. Marryverb

    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. Marryverb

    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

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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. Evan Wolfson:

    Too many other couples are still being denied the freedom to marry and full respect and equality under the law, in Michigan and other states, and action by the courts remains urgently needed.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    He who can say SORRY often for others’ mistake and feels no shame to be in Slavery is fit to marry to spend long time with his wife in the personal life & on the professional front could have a lengthy journey in a private sector company.

  4. Ekujumi Olarenwaju:

    Thus far scientifically, no one can say this is the reason, one of the plausible reasons is the hereditary aspect of it because maybe over the years they inter-marry, they now have that gene being pooled and concentrated in that environment.

  5. Bui Thi Nhung:

    I don't want to stay home, marry young and live penniless, i'll try my luck next time.

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