Definition of Marry

1. Verb. Take in marriage. "Sam and Sue marry"

Exact synonyms: Conjoin, Espouse, Get Hitched With, Get Married, Hook Up With, Wed
Generic synonyms: Unify, Unite
Specialized synonyms: Inmarry, Mismarry, Wive, Wive, Intermarry, Remarry
Related verbs: Splice, Tie, Wed
Derivative terms: Marriage, Married, Wedding



2. Verb. Perform a marriage ceremony. ; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
Exact synonyms: Splice, Tie, Wed
Generic synonyms: Officiate
Related verbs: Conjoin, Espouse, Get Hitched With, Get Married, Hook Up With, Wed
Specialized synonyms: Solemnise, Solemnize
Derivative terms: Marriage, Wedding

Definition of Marry

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.

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

Definition of Marry

1. Verb. (intransitive) To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive in passive) To be joined (term to) (someone) as spouse according to law or custom. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife or husband. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To take for husband or wife. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) 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. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

7. Interjection. (obsolete) indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marry

1. to enter into marriage [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]

Medical Definition of Marry

1. 1. 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. "Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself." (Gay) 2. 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. "A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry." (Evelyn) 3. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife. "Maecenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life." (Bacon) 4. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below. We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these uses are equally well authorised; but given in marriage is said only of the woman. "They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . To declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II] told him he was never married to his mother." (Bp. Lloyd) 5. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation. "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you." (Jer. Iii. 14) To marry ropes. To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time. To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block. Origin: OE. Marien, F. Marier, L. Maritare, fr. Maritus husband, fr. Mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marry

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marry (current term)
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Literary usage of Marry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1892)
"13th 1785—I marry'd Samuel Harden of Abington & Relief Spear of Bridgwater. ... 1785—I marry'd Thomas Chamberlain & Molly Whitman both Eunice Whitman of ..."

2. Publications by Parish Register Society, London, London Parish Register Society, Florida State Historical Society, Deland, Deland Florida State Historical Society, Reparations Commission, North Carolina Historical Commission, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Yorkshire (1904)
"David Probert of Llanstephan Parish and Mary Farr were marry'd, and Edward Lewis and Elizabeth ... David Williams and Joan Watkins were marry'd Feb. 2nd. ..."

3. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1886)
"the judge shall order him to marry her within two months; and, if he do not marry as is written, she with all the property shall wed the next in the ..."

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