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

  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

  3. Marry(verb)

    to dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife

  4. Marry(verb)

    to take for husband or wife. See the Note below

  5. Marry(verb)

    figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation

  6. Marry(verb)

    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. Origin: [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.]

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
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say marry in sign language?

  1. marry

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. Raul Hinojosa:

    I want to marry her.

  2. Tiphaine Auziere:

    Whatever you do, I will marry you.

  3. Sidney Williams:

    I didn't marry her to watch her die.

  4. Danish proverb:

    Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    It is most unwise for people in love to marry

Images & Illustrations of marry

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