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Meaning of MARRY

Pronunciation:  'maree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  take in marriage
  2. [v]  perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
 

MARRY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, wed
 
 See Also: inmarry, intermarry, mismarry, officiate, remarry, solemnise, solemnize, unify, unite, wive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mar"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Married}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Marrying}.] [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus
    husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See {Male}, and cf.
    {Maritral}.]
    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.
    
             M[ae]cenas 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.
    
    Note: 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 authorized; 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}. (Naut.)
       (a) To place two ropes along side of each other so that
           they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time.
       (b) To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass
           through a block. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
    
    
  2. \Mar"ry\, v. i.
    To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a
    husband or a wife.
    
          I will, therefore, that the younger women marry. --1
                                                   Tim. v. 14.
    
    {Marrying man}, a man disposed to marry. [Colloq.]
    
    
  3. \Mar"ry\, interj.
    Indeed ! in truth ! -- a term of asseveration said to have
    been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin
    Mary. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
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