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Definitions of marriage

  1. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The marriage vow or contract. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any intimate or close union. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a close and intimate union; "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. In bezique, penuchle, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the laws of the state in which they live. A marriage can only be terminated by a court granting a divorce or annulment. Compare common law marriage.
  10. The act of legally unlting a man and woman in wedlock; the wedding ceremony; the state of being wedded; the relation existing between husband and wife. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife: the union of a man and woman as husband and wife. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of marrying; wedded state. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; a wedding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Figuratively, any close union. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife; wedlock; a marriage ceremony; intimate union. Marriage-articles, the contract or agreement on which a marriage is founded. Marriage-favours, knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings. Marriage-licence, licence to marry without proclamation of banns. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The contract or ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife; wedlock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for marriage

  1. For when the Jack Spurrier of these days contemplated marriage at all, he thought of it as an aid to his career rather than a sentimental adventure. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. No young girl loves much before marriage – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
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