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
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. State Department spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:

    To those employees who are living overseas in countries where they can not legally marry, we are also offering administrative leave so that they can travel to a country where they can, state Department is also offering a hardship exception for employees to provide for any unique difficulties that may arise as a result of the phase-out.

  2. Sarah Woods:

    Adults are waiting longer to marry, if they marry at all, and they may be less likely to be married to that same person for the rest of their lifespan. But you have your family for all of your life.

  3. TR Nunley:

    I want you to look at me…..I was born in this life and I will die in this life…..where I go after this life is my own concern. But while I am on this earth….I am not above you or below you…I am your equal and I should be treated like your equal. I should have the right to marry if you have that right. I should have the right to leave my spouse a pension if you may leave your spouse a pension. My dignity is at stake and I need you to look at me and care about my well being, on earth.

  4. Sacha Guitry:

    A man must marry only a very pretty woman in case he should ever want some other man to take her off his hands.

  5. Joan Didion:

    It is impossible to think of Howard Hughes without seeing the apparently bottomless gulf between what we say we want and what we do want, between what we officially admire and secretly desire, between, in the largest sense, the people we marry and the people we love. In a nation which increasingly appears to prize social virtues, Howard Hughes remains not merely antisocial but grandly, brilliantly, surpassingly, asocial. He is the last private man, the dream we no longer admit.

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