Associations to the word «Marriage»

Pictures for the word «Marriage»


MARRIAGE, noun. The state of being married. [from 14th c.]
MARRIAGE, noun. A union of two or more people that creates a family tie and carries legal and/or social rights and responsibilities. [from 14th c.]
MARRIAGE, noun. (often specifically) The union of any two people, to the exclusion of all others.
MARRIAGE, noun. (sometimes specifically) The union of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others.
MARRIAGE, noun. A wedding; a ceremony in which people wed. [from 14th c.]
MARRIAGE, noun. (figuratively) A close union. [from 15th c.]
MARRIAGE, noun. A joining of two parts.
MARRIAGE, noun. (card games) A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em or melded in pinochle.
MARRIAGE, noun. (card games) In solitaire or patience games, the placing a card of the same suit on the next one above or below it in value.
MARRIAGE AGENCIES, noun. Plural of marriage agency
MARRIAGE AGENCY, noun. A business that endeavors to introduce men and women for the purpose of marriage, dating or penpals.
MARRIAGE BED, noun. The bed shared by a newly-married couple.
MARRIAGE BEDS, noun. Plural of marriage bed
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, noun. An official record that two people have undertaken a marriage ceremony.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, noun. Plural of marriage certificate
MARRIAGE COUNSELLOR, noun. A counsellor who gives advice to married couples.
MARRIAGE EQUALITY, noun. Equality and equal acceptance (particularly legal acceptance, but also social acceptance) of same-sex in addition to heterosexual marriages.
MARRIAGE FINGER, noun. The finger on which a wedding ring is placed; the ring finger
MARRIAGE GUIDANCE, noun. Advice or support (especially in the form of professional counselling) about marriage, typically as given to couples looking to overcome problems in a relationship. Often attributive.
MARRIAGE INEQUALITY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see marriage,‎ inequality.
MARRIAGE INEQUALITY, noun. The state of same-sex couples being unable to legally marry.
MARRIAGE LITE, noun. (US) cohabitation, civil union
MARRIAGE LITE, noun. (US) gay marriage
MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE, noun. A marriage motivated by some reason other than love; especially one conducted to obtain entry or residence rights in a country.

Dictionary definition

MARRIAGE, noun. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union".
MARRIAGE, noun. Two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love".
MARRIAGE, noun. The act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel".
MARRIAGE, noun. A close and intimate union; "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas".

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