- The definition of marry is to become wedded to someone and become a husband or wife, or the act of pronouncing a couple as wed, or the act of joining two things together.
When you give someone a wedding ring and say "I do," this is an example of a situation where you marry.
A man asks his girlfriend to marry him.
marry definition by Webster's New World
- to join as spouses; unite in wedlock
- to join (a man) to a woman as her husband, or (a woman) to a man as his wife
- to take as spouse; take in marriage
- to join closely or intimately; unite
Origin: Middle English marien ; from Old French marier ; from Classical Latin maritare ; from maritus, a husband, married, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form meri, young wife, akin to an unverified form meryo, young man from source Sanskrit márya-, man, young man, suitor
- to get married; take a spouse
- to enter into a close or intimate relationship; unite
- marrier noun
Origin: euphemistic respelling of (the Virgin) Mary
marry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb mar·ried, mar·ry·ing, mar·ries verb, transitive
- a. To join in marriage: They have been married for 25 years.b. To take as a spouse: She married him two years ago.c. To give in marriage.
- To perform a marriage ceremony for: The rabbi married the couple.
- To obtain by marriage: marry money.
- Nautical To join (two ropes) end to end by interweaving their strands.
- To unite in a close, usually permanent way: “His material marries the domestic and the exotic” (Clifton Fadiman).
- To take a husband or wife; wed: They married in their twenties.
- To combine or blend agreeably: Let the flavors marry overnight.
Origin: Middle English marien, from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus, married.
Origin: Middle English Marie, the Virgin Mary, ultimately from Greek Maria; see Mary1.
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