Associations to the word «Marry»


MARRY, verb. (intransitive) To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife. [from 14th c.]
MARRY, verb. (transitive) (in passive) To be joined to (someone) as spouse according to law or custom. [from 14th c.]
MARRY, verb. (transitive) To arrange for the marriage of; to give away as wife or husband. [from 14th c.]
MARRY, verb. (transitive) To take as husband or wife. [from 15th c.]
MARRY, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To unite; to join together into a close union. [from 15th c.]
MARRY, verb. (transitive) To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses; to bring about a marital union according to the laws or customs of a place. [from 16th c.]
MARRY, verb. (nautical) To place (two ropes) alongside each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time.
MARRY, verb. (nautical) To join (two ropes) end to end so that both will pass through a block.
MARRY, interjection. (obsolete) indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.
MARRY COME UP, interjection. (archaic) Expressing surprise or indignation.
MARRY OFF, verb. (idiomatic) to force someone to get married, usually a relative.

Dictionary definition

MARRY, verb. Take in marriage.
MARRY, verb. Perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii".

Wise words

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