Marry Definition

married, marries, marrying
married, marries, marrying
To join as spouses; unite in wedlock.
Webster's New World
To get married; take a spouse.
Webster's New World
To join (an individual) to another as his or her spouse.
Webster's New World
To take as spouse; take in marriage.
Webster's New World
To perform a marriage ceremony for.
The rabbi married the couple.
American Heritage
Used to express surprise, anger, etc., or, sometimes, merely to provide emphasis.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) Indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.

marry off
  • to give in marriage

    they married off the last of their children

Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Marry

Origin of Marry

  • Middle English marien, from Anglo-Norman marier, from Latin marÄ«tāre (“to wed"), from marÄ«tus (“husband, suitor"), from Proto-Indo-European *meryo (“young man"), same source as Sanskrit मर्य (marya, “suitor, young man"). Compare its feminine derivatives - Welsh morwyn (“girl"), merch (“daughter"), Crimean Gothic marzus (“wedding"), Ancient Greek μεῖραξ (meirax, “boy; girl"), Lithuanian martì (“bride"), Avestan [script?] (mairya, “yeoman").[script?])

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English marien from Old French marier from Latin marītāre from marītus married

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

  • Middle English Marie the Virgin Mary ultimately from Greek Maria Mary1

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

  • From Middle English Marie, referring to Mary, the Virgin Mary. Mid-14th century.

    From Wiktionary

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