marriage

[mar┬Ěriage]

Marriage is when two people join together through a legal contract, a religious ceremony, or both.

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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.

Noun
the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

Noun
two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"

Noun
the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"

Noun
a close and intimate union; "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas"


v. t.
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.

v. t.
The marriage vow or contract.

v. t.
A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.

v. t.
Any intimate or close union.


Marriage

Mar"riage , n. [OE. mariage, F. mariage. See Marry, v. t.] 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.
Marriage is honorable in all.
2. The marriage vow or contract. [Obs.] Chaucer. 3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son.
4. Any intimate or close union. Marriage brokage. (a) The business of bringing about marriages. (b) The payment made or demanded for the procurement of a marriage. -- Marriage favors, knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings. -- Marriage settlement (Law), a settlement of property in view, and in consideration, of marriage. Syn. -- Matrimony; wedlock; wedding; nuptials. -- Marriage, Matrimony, Wedlock. Marriage is properly the act which unites the two parties, and matrimony the state into which they enter. Marriage is, however, often used for the state as well as the act. Wedlock is the old Anglo-Saxon term for matrimony.

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.

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Usage Examples

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

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Other Usage Examples

A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.

A marriage doesn't have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.

A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.

A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship.

A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.

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