HyperDic: marriage

English > 4 senses of the word marriage:
NOUNstatemarriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlockthe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce)
groupmarriage, married couple, man and wifetwo people who are married to each other
actmarriage, wedding, marriage ceremonythe act of marrying / marrying
statemarriagea close and intimate union
marriage > pronunciation
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English > marriage: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce).
Example"a long and happy marriage"
Synonymsmatrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerbigamyHaving two spouses at the same time
common-law marriageA marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
cuckoldomThe state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
endogamy, intermarriage, inmarriagemarriage within one's own tribe / tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriagemarriage to a person belonging to a tribe / tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenienceA marriage for expediency rather than love / love
misallianceAn unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandryThe state of having only one husband at a time / time
monogamy, monogamousnessHaving only one spouse at a time / time
open marriageA marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
polygamyHaving more than one spouse at a time / time
sigehA Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship
Broadermarital statusThe condition of being married or unmarried
Spanishconnubio, enlace, matrimonio, unión
Catalanboda, connubi, enllaç, matrimoni, unió
Adjectivesconjugal, connubialof or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
marital, matrimonial, marriedof or relating to the state of marriage
English > marriage: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningTwo people who are married to each other.
Example"his second marriage was happier than the first"
Synonymsmarried couple, man and wife
Membersspouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfA person's partner in marriage
Narrowermixed marriagemarriage of two people from different races or different religions or different cultures
Broaderfamily, family unitprimary social group
Spanishcónyugues, matrimonio
Catalancònjugues, matrimoni
English > marriage: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of marrying / marrying; the nuptial ceremony.
Example"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
Synonymswedding, marriage ceremony
Narrowerbridal, espousalArchaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
civil marriageA marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman
love matchA marriage for love's sake
remarriageThe act of marrying again
Broaderritual, riteAny customary observance or practice
Spanishboda, casamiento, enlace, himeneo, matrimonio, nupcias
Catalanboda, casament, casori, enllaç, núpcies
Adjectiveshymenealof or relating to a wedding or marriage
Verbsmarrytake in marriage
marryperform a marriage ceremony
English > marriage: 4 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA close and intimate union.
  • "the marriage of music and dance"
  • "a marriage of ideas"
Broaderunion, unificationThe state of being joined or united or linked

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