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married [ 'mærid] a.已婚的;婚姻的

marry [ 'mæri] vt.娶,嫁 vi.结婚

be married to sb. 和…结婚

marry ['mæri] v. (使)成婚,结婚

marital status 婚姻状况
family status 家庭状况
married 已婚
single/unmarried 未婚
divorced 离异
separated 分居
number of children 子女人数

我给你的忠告是:结婚吧!如果你找到一个好妻子,你是幸福的;如果妻子不贤,你则会成为哲学家。
My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

married 已婚

Getting married costs a lot.Getting divorced costs much more.
结婚很贵,离婚更贵。

One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
一个人从未结婚,这是他的痛苦;另一个结了婚,这是他的灾难。

I don't want to get married because I don't want any commitments.
我不想结婚,因为我不想承担任何责任。

She married the young man regardless of her parents' objecting.
她不顾父母的反对,嫁给了这个年轻人。

He believes it is a sin for two people to live together without being married.
他认为未婚同居是罪孽。

Apparently they're going to marry.
他们像是正准备结婚。

Getting married often means a sudden change in life-style.
结婚常意味着生活方式的一种突然变化。

She was in a dilemma as to whether to marry John, who was poor, or Charles, who was ugly.
是嫁给穷鬼约翰还是嫁给丑八怪查尔斯,她陷入了进退两难的境地。

She married him with an intention to transform him.
她嫁给他是想改变他。

He will never pressure you to get married.
他决不会强迫你结婚的。

I don’t want to get married because I don’t want any commitment.
我不想结婚,因为我不愿承担责任。

If only she would marry me!
她要是愿意嫁给我就好了!

As was expected, she has married again.
正如所料, 她又结婚了。

The old lady forbade her daughter to marry that poor young man.
老妇人不允许她的女儿和那个穷小伙子结婚。

He married a wealthy widow.
他娶了个有钱的寡妇。

Jim and Mary went out (together) for two years before they were married.
吉姆和玛丽结婚之前已经交往两年了。

I heard she got married last week.
我听说她上星期结婚了。

Are you married?
你结婚了吗?

She's engaged/married to John.
她和约翰订婚/结婚了。

How long have you been married?
你们结婚多久了?

We've been married for 2 years.
我们结婚两年了。

My parents got married in 1954.
我父母1954年结婚的。

John asked Grace to marry him, 约翰向格雷斯求婚。

He was married to a friend of mine. 他和我的一个朋友结了婚。

I borrowed a notebook from Tom and I lent it to Marry.我从汤姆那儿借了一本笔记本,我又把它借给玛丽了。

She likes Mike a lot, but she doesn't want to get married so early.她喜欢迈克,但她不想那么早就结婚。

Even the folk knowledge in social systems on which ordinary life is based in earning, spending, organizing, marrying, taking part in political activities, fighting and so on , is not very dissimilar from the more sophisticated images of the social system derived from the social sciences, even though it is built upon the very imperfect samples of personal experience.
即使社会系统的民间知识中像挣钱,花费,组织,婚嫁,政治活动的参与,以及战斗等等,都与从社会科学中衍生出来更加精细的社会系统描述相差不多,尽管它是建立在一个不太完善的个人经验上的模型。

When he asked her to marry him, she refused him cold.
他向她求婚时,她一口拒绝了。

He decided to get married.
他决定结婚。

Will you marry me?
你愿意和我结婚吗?

She married money.
她嫁给了一个有钱人。

You never mentioned that you are married.
你从没有提起过你已经结了婚了。

He asked me to marry him but I refused.
他向我求婚,但我拒绝了。

She wears a wedding ring to show that she's married.
她戴着结婚戒指,表示她已结婚。

愿意和我结婚吗?
Will you marry me? *用于求爱时,男女都可以用。
Will you marry me? (愿意和我结婚吗?)
Yes, I will marry you. (是的,我愿意。)
Will you be my wife/husband? (你愿意成为我的妻子/丈夫吗?)
I want to share the rest of my life with you. (我愿今生今世和你在一起。)
I want to grow old together. (我愿意和你白头到老。)

我还不想结婚。
I don't want to get married yet.
I don't want to get married yet. (我还不想结婚。)
When will you be ready? (那你想什么时候呢?)
I'm not ready to settle down yet.
I'm not ready for married life yet.

结婚,我还没想过呢。
I haven't thought about marriage yet. *当对方问到When are you going to get married? (你打算什么时候结婚)时的回答。

我爱你,可是不能和你结婚。
I love you but I can't marry you.

我还下不了决心和她结婚。
I hesitate to marry her. * hesitate“踌躇”、“没心思”、“犹豫”。
I hesitate to marry her. (我还下不了决心和她结婚。)
Why? (为什么呢?)
I'm not sure if I want to marry her.
I'm hesitant to marry her.

他刚刚结婚。
He's a newlywed. *newlywed“新婚的人”。
He looks very happy lately. (最近他看上去好幸福呀。)
He's a newlywed. (因为他刚刚结婚。)
He is newly married.
He just got married.

婚后生活怎么样?
How's (your) married life?
How's (your) married life? (婚后生活怎么样?)
Not bad. (不错哟。)

我和妻子没什么共同语言。
I don't see eye to eye with my wife. *see eye to eye with...“和……意见一致”。
How's married life? (婚后生活怎么样?)
I don't see eye to eye with my wife. (我和妻子没什么共同语言。)

你结婚了吗?
Are you married?
Are you married? (你结婚了吗?)
Yes, I'm married. (是的,我结婚了。)

我打算明年结婚。
I'm going to get married next year.

我结婚了。
I'm married. *“独身”用I'm single表示。

嗯,我听说了。
Yeah, I heard about it.
Jeff got married. (杰夫结婚了。)
Yeah, I heard about it. (啊,我听说了。)
Yeah, someone told me.
Yes, I've been told.
Yeah, I know.

我怎么不知道。
I didn't know that.
John got married last week. (约翰上星期结婚了。)
I didn't know that. (我怎么不知道。)
That's news to me. *习惯用法。
I wasn't aware of that.

我怎么会知道?
How should I know? *用于被问到“自己不可能知道”、“根本不知道”的问题时。根据说话的语气,有时会给人以不理睬对方、冷淡对方的语感。
Is he married? (他结婚了吗?)
How should I know? (我怎么会知道?)

越来越不好。
Going from bad to worse. *直译是“从不好到更糟糕的”,可以用于人际关系、经济或成绩等多种场合。
How's married life? (婚后生活怎么样?)
Going from bad to worse. (越来越糟。)
Getting increasingly worse.
Getting worse and worse (all the time).

真羡慕你。
I envy you.
I'm getting married. (我要结婚了。)
I envy you. (真羡慕你。)
I don't envy you. (我并不羡慕你。)

真是个好消息。
That's good news.
I heard John got married. (我听说约翰结婚了。)
That's good news. (真是个好消息。)
That's welcome news!

我早该知道了。
I should have known.
He's married. (他已经结婚了。)
I should have known. (我早该知道了。)
I acted like a fool.
I should have known better. (我早该弄清楚了。)

to marry (someone)与 to be married to(someone): marry 当做及物动词时,多用主动语态(active voice)。
* She married a man ten years younger(或older). (她嫁给一位比她小或大十岁的男人)
= She married a man ten years her junior(或senior).
但是 marry 用在被动语态时(passive voice),後面要用介系词 to。
* She is(was)married to a man ten years younger(older).
= She is (was)married to a man ten years her junior(senior).(假如用 is,指目前还是夫妻,如用 was,可能已经不是夫妻了)
然而,在 married 後面用介系词 by 时,又有「牧师证婚」的意思。
* She was married by a man ten years younger. (是指为她证婚的牧师,比她小十岁。)
* She was married by my father.(为他证婚的牧师是我老爸。)(因为牧师证婚已成过去,所以要用过去式 was。)

His wife has never discovered that she married a dustman and she never will.
他的妻子从未发现自己嫁给了一个她从来不愿意嫁的清洁工。

Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.
再快乐的单身汉迟早也会结婚,幸福不是永久的嘛。

The wise never marry, And when they marry they become otherwise.
聪明人都是未婚的,结婚的人很难再聪明起来。

A young man married is a man that's marred.男子早婚,种下祸根。

He that marries for wealth sells his liberty.
为财富而结婚就是出卖自由。

Honest men marry soon, wise men not at all.
诚实的人马上结婚,聪明的人就不这样。

If you would have a good wife marry one who has been a good daughter.
想得贤妻子,须娶好女儿。

It is harder to marry a daughter well than to bring her up well.
养女容易嫁女难。

Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.
草率结婚后悔多。

Marry in lent, and you'll live to repent.
借债结婚,后悔一生。

Marry your son when you will, your daughter when you
.
给儿子娶亲,想在什么时候皆可;把女儿嫁人要在有力量时才行。

They that marry in green, their sorrow is soon seen.
过早地结婚,不久必悔恨。

To marry a woman for her beauty is like buying a house for its paint.
由于面貌美丽而娶妻,犹如油漆漂亮而买屋。

A Do you see your brothers often?
A 你经常能见到你的兄弟吗?
B Yes, quite often - usually when I go back to the States.
B 是的,经常——通常我回美国时看他们的。
A How about your older brother? What does he do?
A 你的哥哥怎么样?他是做什么工作的?
B My older brother lives and works in Los Angeles. He’s in business.
B 我的哥哥工作、生活在落杉矶。他是生意人。
A Is he married?
A 他结婚了吗?
B Yes, he is. He’s got one kid – a baby girl.
B 是的, 他结婚了。他有一个孩子——一个小女婴。

A:Tony? Oh,it's been a while since we've talked to each other. So nice to hear you again.
Tony?好久没通电话了。听到你的声音太好了。
B:Same here. Hey, did you know Terry is going to be married? She invited me to her wedding and she wants you to attend also.
我也是,
你知道Terry要结婚了吗?她请我参加她的婚礼。她也想让你去。
A:Really?
真的吗?
B:Definitely. I'm calling to tell you this.
是的。我打电话就是告诉你这个的。
A:Why didn't she call me?
她怎么不打给我。
B:She tried. But the line is always busy.
她打过,可线路老是忙
A:Well, I may have stayed on the phone too long. Can you give me her number? I'll call her later.
我也许打电话时间太长了。你能给我她的号码吗?我呆会给她打过去。
B:Of course. It's 555-4653.
当然,555-4653.

Are you married
你结婚了吗?

Will you marry me?你肯嫁给我吗?(说这句话的时候,眼睛一定要看着她的眼睛。)

Marrying a divorced man is responsible. In a world where there are more women than men, it pays to recycle.
嫁给一个离过婚的男人是负责的表现。在我们这个世界里,女人比男人多,所以男人必须循环使用。
If it's attention you want, don't get involved with a man during play-off season.
如果你想得到关注,那么请不要在赛季的决赛阶段和一个男人在一起。

Getting rid of a man without hurting him is a problem.″Get out″and″Inever want to see you again″might sound like a challenge. If you want to get rid of a man, I suggest saying,″Ilove you…I want to marry you…I want to have your children.″
摆脱男人的纠缠又不伤害他,这不容易做到。出去和我再也不想见到你听起来像挑战。如果你想摆脱一个男人,我建议你对他说我爱你……我想嫁给你……我想有一个你的孩子。

Men don't feel the urge to get married as quickly as women do because their clothes all button and zip in the front. Women's dresses usually button and zip in the back. We need men to help us get dressed.
男人对婚姻的渴望不如女人那么强烈,这是因为男士服装的扣子和拉链都在前面,而女士服装的扣子和拉链通常在身后。我们需要男人帮我们拉上拉链,扣好扣子。

I heard that you're getting married. Congratulations.
听说你要结婚了,恭喜!

Did you know that Stone ended up marrying his secretary?
你知道吗?斯通最终和他的秘书结婚了。

have another think coming大错特错
If he thinks I'd marry him, he has another think coming.
如果他认为我会跟他结婚,那就大错特错了。

Are you married?
你结婚了吗?

“I warned Sally not to believe that man’s stories about how rich he was, but she swallowed them hook, line and sinker. After she married him, she found out he owed money to everbody in his office.”
“我告诉沙利不要相信那个男人说的他多么有钱之类的话。可是沙利却一点都没有怀疑他。等到结婚才发现这个人几乎向每个同事都借了钱。”

"I told Sally it was foolish to marry that man, but it went in one ear and out the other. Now she wishes she'd listened to me. He drinks and gambles and she wants to leave him."
“我早就告诉沙利不要那么笨,去和那个人结婚。可是,对于我的话,她是一个耳朵进一个耳朵出。结了婚她才知道那人又喝酒又赌钱。现在她后悔当初没听我的话,想要和他分手啦。”

- marry a fortune 嫁给了有钱人
Scariet was in trouble, She wanted to marry a fortune and save the whole family.

- have the lots for someone 迷恋某人
You have to stop her. She has the lots for a married man.

- go steady with someone 与异性稳步发展关系
Mary and Tim got married after going steady with each other for two years.

- Not give someone a tumble 不理睬某人
Though Jackson has asked May to marry him for many times, she just won't give him a tumble.

A: Is your son married?
A: 你儿子结婚了吗?
B: No, he’s single. He’s not married yet. But he’s got a girlfriend.
B: 没有,他是单身。他还没有结婚。但是他有一个女朋友。
A: Maybe he’ll get married soon.
A: 也许他很快就会结婚的。
B: Maybe! And you?
B: 也许。你呢?
A: I’m still single . . . at the moment. But who knows?
A: 我还是单身…目前是。但是谁知道呢?
B: Do you have a boyfriend?
B: 你有男朋友吗?
A: Yes, I’ve got a boyfriend, but we have no plans to get married yet.
A: 是的,我有一个男朋友,但是我们还没有结婚的打算。

To ask if someone is married or single, or to talk about your status, you can say: Are you married? / Are you married? I’m single / I’m single: I’m married / I’m married.
要问某人是否结婚了,或者谈论你的婚姻状况,你可以说:Are you married? / 你结婚了吗? I’m single / 我是单身: I’m married / 我结婚了。

并蒂莲 [bìng dì lián] /twin lotus flowers on one stalk - a devoted married couple/

成家 [chéng jiā] /to get married (man)/

夫妇 [fū fù] /a (married) couple/husband and wife/

妇人 [fù rén] /married woman/

媾 [gòu] /to marry/to copulate/

婚 [hūn] /to marry/marriage/wedding/to take a wife/

婚龄 [hūn líng] /marrying age/

嫁 [jià] /marry (a husband)/

结婚 [jié hūn] /to marry/to get married/

老伴儿 [lǎo banr4] /(of an old married couple) husband or wife/

老两口儿 [lǎo liǎng kǒur] /an old married couple/

妻 [qì] /to marry off (a daughter)/

太太 [tài tai ] /married woman/Mrs./Madam/wife/

讨 [tǎo] /ask for/send punitive expedition/to demand/to marry/

媳妇儿 [xí fur ] /wife/young married woman/

小蜜 [xiǎo mì] /a girlfriend of a married man/literally: little secret/

已婚 [yǐ hūn] /married/

{adj: Episcopal, Episcopalian} of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
"the Episcopal hierarchy"
"married by an Episcopalian minister"

{adj: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged} pledged to be married
"the engaged couple"

{adj: bigamous} of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a first

{adj: circuitous, roundabout} marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
"the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"
"a roundabout paragraph"
"hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"

{adj: compatible, sympathetic} having similar disposition and tastes
"a compatible married couple"
"with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

{adj: compatible} able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination
"a compatible married couple"
"her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
<-> incompatible

{adj: debatable, problematic, problematical} open to doubt or debate
"If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"

{adj: endogamous, endogamic} pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe
<-> exogamous

{adj: exogamous, exogamic} pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
<-> endogamous

{adj: improper} not suitable or right or appropriate
"slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"
"improper medication"
<-> proper

{adj: joined, united} of or relating to two people who are married to each other

{adj: marital, matrimonial, married} of or relating to the state of marriage
"marital status"
"marital fidelity"
"married bliss"

{adj: marriageable, nubile} of girls or women who are eligible to marry

{adj: married} joined in matrimony
"a married man"
"a married couple"
<-> unmarried

{adj: nee} (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
"Hillary Clinton nee Rodham"

{adj: reluctant} not eager
"foreigners stubbornly uneager to accept our ways"
"fresh from college and uneager for the moment to marry him"
"reluctant to help"

{adj: ringed} wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married
"a ringed wife"- Tennyson

{adj: unmarried, single} not married or related to the unmarried state
"unmarried men and women"
"unmarried life"
"sex and the single girl"
"single parenthood"
"are you married or single?"
<-> married

{adj: unwed, unwedded} of someone who has not been married
"unwed mother"

{adv: disjointedly} in a disjointed manner
"`We're not married, not really married,' she said, and slowly, reluctantly, disjointedly it came out"

{adv: illegitimately, out of wedlock} of biological parents not married to each other
"this child was born illegitimately"
<-> legitimately

{adv: indeed} (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
"Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!"

{adv: late} at an advanced age or stage
"she married late"
"undertook the project late in her career"

{adv: legitimately} in a lawfully recognized manner
"let's get married so our child can be born legitimately"
<-> illegitimately

{adv: never, ne'er} not ever; at no time in the past or future
"I have never been to China"
"I shall never forget this day"
"had never seen a circus"
"never on Sunday"
"I will never marry you!"
<-> ever

{adv: privily} confidentially or in secret
"told her friend privily that she was planning to be married"

{adv: recently, newly, freshly, fresh, new} very recently
"they are newly married"
"newly raised objections"
"a newly arranged hairdo"
"grass new washed by the rain"
"a freshly cleaned floor"
"we are fresh out of tomatoes"

{adv: respectably} in a decent and morally reputable manner
"the film ends with the middle-aged romancers respectably married"

{adv: unhappily} in an unpleasant way
"they were unhappily married"
<-> happily

{adv: unlawfully} not conforming to the law
"they were unlawfully married"
<-> lawfully

{adv: unromantically} in an unromantic manner
"we got married, rather unromantically, in a dingy office in the town hall"
<-> romantically

{adv: well, advantageously} in a manner affording benefit or advantage
"she married well"
"The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
<-> badly, disadvantageously

{n: Bluebeard} (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience

{n: Clement VII, Giulio de' Medici} Italian pope from 1523 to 1534 who broke with Henry VIII of England after Henry divorced Catherine of Aragon and married Anne Boleyn (1478-1534)

{n: Eleanor of Aquitaine} queen of France as the wife of Louis VII; that marriage was annulled in 1152 and she then married Henry II and became Queen of England (1122-1204)

{n: Fontanne, Lynn Fontanne} United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)

{n: Frigg, Frigga} (Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin

{n: Henry VII, Henry Tudor} first Tudor king of England from 1485 to 1509; head of the house of Lancaster in the War of the Roses; defeated Richard III at Bosworth Field and was proclaimed king; married the daughter of Edward IV and so united the houses of York and Lancaster (1457-1509)

{n: James, James IV} a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)

{n: Jocasta} (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus

{n: Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Joliot-Curie, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie} French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)

{n: Kelly, Grace Kelly, Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco} United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)

{n: Maintenon, Marquise de Maintenon, Francoise d'Aubigne, Madame de Maintenon} French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)

{n: Mrs, Mrs.} a form of address for a married woman

{n: Oedipus, King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex} (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles

{n: Ono, Yoko Ono} United States musician (born in Japan) who married John Lennon and collaborated with him on recordings (born in 1933)

{n: Ruth, Book of Ruth} a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died

{n: Senora} a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'

{n: Shelley, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley} English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)

{n: Signora} an Italian title or form of address for a married woman

{n: Tiresias} (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother

{n: Uriah} (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that King David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)

{n: William III, William of Orange} King of England and Scotland and Ireland; he married the daughter of James II and was invited by opponents of James II to invade England; when James fled, William III and Mary II were declared joint monarchs (1650-1702)

{n: age of consent} the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union

{n: bachelor party} stag party held for a bachelor (usually on the night before he is married)

{n: bachelor, unmarried man} a man who has never been married

{n: bastardy, illegitimacy, bar sinister} the status of being born to parents who were not married

{n: benedick, benedict} a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)

{n: betrothal, troth, engagement} a mutual promise to marry

{n: bigamist} someone who marries one person while already legally married to another

{n: bigamy} the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

{n: bride} a woman who has recently been married

{n: cohabitation} the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)

{n: community property} property and income belonging jointly to a married couple

{n: concubinage} cohabitation without being legally married

{n: conjugal right} the right of married persons to the enjoyment of association and sympathy and confidence and domestic happiness and the comfort of living together and eating meals at the same table and profiting from joint property right and the intimacies of domestic relations

{n: couple, mates, match} a pair of people who live together
"a married couple from Chicago"

{n: cuckoldry} the practice of making cuckolds; sexual conquests of married women

{n: dingbat} a silly empty-headed person
"you would be a dingbat even to try it"
"yet here he was with an upper class dingbat who just happened to be married to his sister"

{n: elopement} the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)

{n: extramarital sex, free love} sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another

{n: fiance, groom-to-be} a man who is engaged to be married

{n: fiancee, bride-to-be} a woman who is engaged to be married

{n: fornication} voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

{n: gold digger} a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement

{n: groom, bridegroom} a man who has recently been married

{n: honest woman} a wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time)
"he made an honest woman of her"

{n: honeymoon} a holiday taken by a newly married couple

{n: husband, hubby, married man} a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
<-> wife

{n: incest} sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)

{n: jactitation} (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

{n: legal separation, judicial separation} a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

{n: levirate} the biblical institution whereby a man must marry the widow of his childless brother in order to maintain the brother's line

{n: line of least resistance, path of least resistance} the easiest way
"In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"

{n: madame} title used for a married Frenchwoman

{n: marital communications privilege, husband-wife privilege} neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married

{n: marital status} the condition of being married or unmarried

{n: marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licence} a license authorizing a man and a woman to marry

{n: marriage, married couple, man and wife} two people who are married to each other
"his second marriage was happier than the first"
"a married couple without love"

{n: marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock} the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
"a long and happy marriage"
"God bless this union"

{n: marriage, wedding, marriage ceremony} the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

{n: married} a person who is married
"we invited several young marrieds"

{n: matron of honor} a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding

{n: matron} a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified

{n: menage a trois} household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations

{n: newlywed, honeymooner} someone recently married

{n: place, station} proper or designated social situation
"he overstepped his place"
"the responsibilities of a man in his station"
"married above her station"

{n: polygamist} someone who is married to two or more people at the same time

{n: remarriage} the act of marrying again

{n: sannup} a married male American Indian

{n: shivaree, chivaree, charivari, callithump, callathump, belling} a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple

{n: sister, sis} a female person who has the same parents as another person
"my sister married a musician"
<-> brother

{n: spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half} a person's partner in marriage

{n: squaw man} a white man married to a North American Indian woman

{n: unmarried woman} a woman who is not married

{n: wedding anniversary} the anniversary of the day on which you were married (or the celebration of it)

{n: wedding present, wedding gift} a present given to someone getting married

{n: wife, married woman} a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

{v: abdicate, renounce} give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

{v: cohabit, shack up} room or live together ; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple

{v: drift apart, drift away} lose personal contact over time
"The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"

{v: elope, run off} run away secretly with one's beloved
"The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"

{v: endow, dower} furnish with an endowment
"When she got married, she got dowered"

{v: excommunicate, curse} exclude from a church or a religious community
"The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
<-> communicate

{v: finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finish} finally be or do something
"He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"
"he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"

{v: fornicate} have sex without being married

{v: inmarry} marry within one's own tribe or group


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