Marriage meaning

mărĭj
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The state of being married; relation between spouses; married life; wedlock; matrimony.
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Any close or intimate union.
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A close union.
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(games) The combination of the king and queen of the same suit, as in pinochle.
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A wedding.

Where is the marriage to take place?

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The king and queen of a suit, esp. as a meld in pinochle.
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The legal relation of a man and woman as husband and wife.
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The definition of marriage is the religious or legal process through which people become husband and wife, husband and husband or wife and wife, or the state of being married.

An example of marriage is the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

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The act of marrying; wedding.
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The rite or form used in marrying.
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Marital relationship arising not from formal ceremony but from intention to hold out as a married couple, combined with living together for a requisite period of years that may be specified by statute; abolished in many states.
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The state of being married. [from 14th c.]

You should enter marriage for love.

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A union of two or more people that creates a family tie and carries legal and/or social rights and responsibilities. [from 14th c.]
  • (often specifically) The union of any two people, to the exclusion of all others.
    My grandparents' marriage lasted for forty years.
    Pat and Leslie's marriage to each other lasted forty years.
  • (sometimes specifically) The union of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others.
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A wedding; a ceremony in which people wed. [from 14th c.]

You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.

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(figuratively) A close union. [from 15th c.]
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A joining of two parts.
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(card games) A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em or melded in pinochle.
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(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.
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Origin of marriage

  • Middle English mariage from Old French from marier to marry marry1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French mariage, from marier (“to marry"), from Latin marito (“to marry", literally “give in marriage"), from maritus (“lover", “nuptial"), from mas (“male, masculine, of the male sex"). Equivalent to marry +"Ž -age.

    From Wiktionary