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marry

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Interjection
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mar=ry
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48 in 44 verses (in OT : 33 in 30 verses) (in NT : 15 in 14 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

marryv. t. [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.].
  •  To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4.  [1913 Webster]
    "A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mæcenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.  [1913 Webster]
    " We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these uses are equally well authorized; but given in marriage is said only of the woman."  [1913 Webster]
    "They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II.] told him he was never married to his mother."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you."  [1913 Webster]
To marry ropes. (Naut.) (a) To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time. (b) To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
marryv. 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."  [1913 Webster]
Marrying man, a man disposed to marry. [Colloq.]
marryinterj. 
     Indeed! in truth! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

marry, v. (-ies, -ied)
1 tr. a take as one's wife or husband in marriage. b (often foll. by to) (of a priest etc.) join (persons) in marriage. c (of a parent or guardian) give (a son, daughter, etc.) in marriage.
2 intr. a enter into marriage. b (foll. by into) become a member of (a family) by marriage.
3 tr. a unite intimately. b correlate (things) as a pair. c Naut. splice (rope-ends) together without increasing their girth.

Idiom
marry off find a wife or husband for.
marry, int. archaic expressing surprise, asseveration, indignation, etc.

Etymology
ME, = (the Virgin) Mary

THESAURUS

marry

accouple, accumulate, affiliate, agglutinate, ally, amalgamate, amass, arrange a match, articulate, assemble, associate, band, band together, be in cahoots, be made one, be spliced, become one, bond, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bunch, bunch up, cabal, catch, cement, cement a union, centralize, chain, clap together, club, club together, collect, combine, come together, comprise, concatenate, confederate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, consociate, conspire, contract matrimony, copulate, couple, cover, embrace, encompass, espouse, federalize, federate, fit, fit together, fuse, gang, gang up, gather, get hitched, give away, glue, go in partners, go in partnership, go together, hitch, hook up with, include, intermarry, interwed, join, join forces, join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, knot, lay together, league, link, lump together, make a match, make one, marshal, mass, match, mate, merge, miscegenate, mobilize, nuptial, one, organize, pair, pair off, partner, piece together, put together, relate, remarry, rewed, roll into one, solder, span, splice, stand together, stand up with, stick together, take in, take to wife, tape, team up with, team with, throw in with, tie, tie in with, tie up with, unify, unionize, unite, unite in marriage, unite with, wed, weld, wive, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

marry

Junction

VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.

Combination

VB combine, unite, incorporate, amalgamate, embody, absorb, reembody, blend, merge, fuse, melt into one, consolidate, coalesce, centralize, impregnate, put together, lump together, cement a union, marry.

Marriage

VB marry, wive, take to oneself a wife, be married, be spliced, go off, pair off, wed, espouse, get hitched, lead to the hymeneal altar, take 'for better for worse', give one's hand to, bestow one's hand upon, marry, join, handfast, couple, tie the nuptial knot, give away, give away in marriage, seal, ally, affiance, betroth, publish the banns, bid the banns, be asked in church, marry, wive, take to oneself a wife, be married, be spliced, go off, pair off, wed, espouse, get hitched, lead to the hymeneal altar, take 'for better for worse', give one's hand to, bestow one's hand upon, marry, join, handfast, couple, tie the nuptial knot, give away, give away in marriage, seal, ally, affiance, betroth, publish the banns, bid the banns, be asked in church.

Affirmation

N affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.


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