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

How to pronounce marry?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Anuj Somany:

    A man who doesn't marry does favour to himself solely ,but a woman who doesn't wed does often an obligation to a person who has to marry her only.

  2. Cindy De La Hoz:

    She was a fatherless child, her birth father would not marry her mother … He allowed [ Sophia ] to use his last name, but everyone in town knew she was illegitimate. She was made fun of for that. And growing up, she saw war all around her house. She had very, very little food. When air raids would strike the town, she and her family would run for over and had to go in hiding … There was disease, rodents … Because they had such scarcity of food, she was very, very thin. That’s how she gained her nickname in school, Toothpick.

  3. Lu Huan from Wuhan:

    I want to say, when we meet the right person, no matter how early it is, it is still too late. Do you want to marry me?

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you marry money, it will give birth to the devil.

  5. 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.

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