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Definitions of marriage

  1. two people who are married to each other; " his second marriage was happier than the first"; " a married couple without love"
  2. a close and intimate union; " the marriage of music and dance"; " a marriage of ideas"
  3. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life ( or until divorce); " a long and happy marriage"; " God bless this union"
  4. Marriageable.
  5. 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.
  6. The marriage vow or contract.
  7. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
  8. Any intimate or close union.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife: the union of a man and woman as husband and wife.
  13. Act of marrying; wedded state.
  14. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; a wedding.
  15. Figuratively, any close union.
  16. 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.
  17. The contract or ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife; wedlock.

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
  3. She supposed he meant her marriage to Brockway, but she determined to make him speak plainly. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  4. There was the world of pleasure, and that world of duty- marriage. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  5. You think her too young for marriage, then? – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  6. However, the fear of not getting away made her leave before the marriage was over. – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  7. She could not bear to think it, and yet she could not believe that marriage would change him all through. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  8. There isn't going to be any marriage. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  9. And with more pleasure to her than I think in all the time of our marriage before. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. He has never left me since our marriage. – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  11. You're both too young to think of marriage. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  12. I hope there will be some love in the marriage! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  13. That would be a really happy marriage. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  14. As a certain marriage had been! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. And marriage was miles from his head. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  16. " I'm married, and this is marriage. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  17. Did you say marriage? – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  18. How often I've heard and read that a girl will find her vocation, her life- long happiness in love and marriage. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  19. There was a purpose in my marriage." – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  20. You are not happy altogether in this marriage. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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