Complete Definition of "marry"

English

Pronunciation
mÄ'rÄ, /Ëmæri/, /<tt>"m{ri</tt>/
audio|en-us-marry.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æri|-æri

Homophones
Mary (in some dialects)
merry (in some dialects)
Etymology 1
Verb
en-verb|marr|i|ed

  1. intransitive To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.

#: Neither of her daughters showed any desire to marry.

  1. <!--DefB-->intransitive To be joined together as spouses according to law or custom.

#: Jones and Smith will marry in June.

  1. <!--DefC-->transitive To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses, ostensibly for life; to constitute a marital union according to the laws or customs of the place.

#: A justice of the peace will marry Jones and Smith.

  1. <!--DefD--> transitive To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife or husband.

#: The king is keen to marry his daughters to influential princes.

  1. <!--DefE--> transitive To take for husband or wife.

#: In some cultures, it is acceptable for an uncle to marry his niece.

  1. <!--DefF--> transitive Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.

#: The attempt to marry medieval plainsong with speed metal produced interesting results.

Translations
<!--DefA-->trans-top|to take a husband or wife
Finnish: mennä naimisiin
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<!--DefB-->trans-top|to be joined in marriage
Arabic: تزÙج
Catalan: casar-se
Dutch: trouwen, huwen, zich in de echt verbinden
Finnish: mennä naimisiin
French: se marier, épouser
German: heiraten
Greek: ÏανÏÏεÏομαι (pa(n)trevomai), νÏμÏεÏομαι (numfevomai), ÏÏεÏανÏνομαι (stefanOnomai)
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Italian: sposarsi
Latin: nubere
Scottish Gaelic: pòs
Swedish: gifta sig, ingå äktenskap
Telugu: à°ªà±à°³à±à°³à°¾à°¡à± (peLLaaDu), à°ªà±à°³à±à°³à°¿ à°à±à°¸à±à°à±à°¨à± (peLLi caesukonu)
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<!--DefC-->trans-top|to unite in wedlock
Catalan: casar
Dutch: trouwen, huwen, in de echt verbinden
Finnish: vihkiä
French: marrier, épouser
German: verheiraten
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Kurdish: KUchar|داخÙازÛ
Swedish: förena i äktenskap, gifta, viga
Telugu: à°ªà±à°³à±à°³à°¿ à°à±à°¯à± (peLLi chaeyu)
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<!--DefD-->trans-top|to give away as wife or husband
Catalan: casar
Finnish: naittaa
Italian: sposare
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Swedish: gifta bort
Vietnamese: gả
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<!--DefE-->trans-top|to take for husband or wife
Finnish: naida, mennä naimisiin joku|jonkun kanssa
Italian: sposare
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Kurdish: KUchar|داخÙازÛ
Swedish: gifta sig med
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<!--DefF-->trans-top|figuratively: to combine
Catalan: pegar
Finnish: liittää
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Swedish: förena
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ttbc|Slovak:
*zosobášiť sa (1, 2, 5, 6)
*zosobášiť (3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
*oženiť sa (1)
*oženiť (4)
*vydať sa (2)
*vydať (3)
*vziať si za manželku (1, 6)
*vziať si za manžela (2, 5)
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Related terms
marriage

See also
w:Marriage|Wikipedia article on marriage
wed
Etymology 2
Said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.
Interjection
marry!

  1. <!--DefD-->archaic, Indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.

#*William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part ii, Act 1, Scene 2,
#*:I have chequed him for it, and the young lion repents; marry, not in ashes and sackcloth, but in new silk and old sack.

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