Marry
Marry Mar"ry, interj. Indeed! in truth! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Marry — Mar ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Married}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marrying}.] [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See {Male}, and cf. {Maritral}.] 1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marry — ► VERB (marries, married) 1) take as one s wife or husband in marriage. 2) join (two people) in marriage. 3) (marry into) become a member of (a family) by marriage. 4) join together; combine harmoniously. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Marry — Mar ry, v. i. To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife. [1913 Webster] I will, therefore, that the younger women marry. 1 Tim. v. 14. [1913 Webster] {Marrying man}, a man disposed to marry. [Colloq.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marry — marry1 [mar′ē] vt. married, marrying [ME marien < OFr marier < L maritare < maritus, a husband, married, prob. < IE base * meri, young wife, akin to * meryo, young man > Sans márya , man, young man, suitor] 1. a) to join as… …   English World dictionary

  • marry — index combine (act in concert), connect (join together), join (bring together), unite Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • marry — [v] become husband and wife in legal ceremony ally, associate, become one, bond, catch*, combine, conjoin, conjugate, contract, couple, drop anchor*, espouse, get hitched*, get married, join, knit, land*, lead to altar, link, match, mate, merge,… …   New thesaurus

  • marry — mar|ry W2S1 [ˈmæri] v past tense and past participle married present participle marrying third person singular marries [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: marier, from Latin maritare, from maritus husband ] 1.) [I and T] if you marry someone, you …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • marry */*/*/ — UK [ˈmærɪ] / US [ˈmerɪ] verb Word forms marry : present tense I/you/we/they marry he/she/it marries present participle marrying past tense married past participle married Get it right: marry: Don t use the preposition with after get married or be …   English dictionary

  • marry — verb ADVERB ▪ well ▪ To keep his wealthy lifestyle, he had to marry well. VERB + MARRY ▪ hope to, want to ▪ I don t want to marry Robert …   Collocations dictionary

  • marry — verb marries, married, marrying 1 (I, T) to become someone s husband or wife: get married (to): I got married when I was 18. | Billy got married to the first girl he went out with. | marry sb: one of those romances about a rich tycoon who marries …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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