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married

[mar-eed] /ˈmær id/
adjective
1.
united in wedlock; wedded:
married couples.
2.
of or relating to marriage or married persons; connubial; conjugal:
married happiness.
3.
(of an antique) created from components of two or more authentic pieces.
4.
interconnected or joined; united.
5.
(of a family name) acquired through marriage.
noun
6.
Usually, marrieds. married couples or married people:
young marrieds moving into their first home.
Origin of married
1325-1375
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at marry1, -ed2
Related forms
marriedly, adverb
unmarried, adjective, noun
well-married, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unmarried
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  • Whatever you do, John, don't die an unmarried man like your Uncle William and me.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • If we must have them let us be consistent and give one to the unmarried man.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • Anthony took Cleopatra, and most of the other unmarried men took Rachel Guest.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • The minister of God, unmarried, must have only one wife at the same time.

    Slavery Ordained of God Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • A child born to an unmarried woman is no impediment to her marriage.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for unmarried

unmarried

/ʌnˈmærɪd/
adjective
1.
not married: an unmarried mother
2.
(films) denoting a print of a cinematograph film in which the picture and sound recordings are on separate reels

married

/ˈmærɪd/
adjective
1.
having a husband or wife
2.
joined in marriage: a married couple
3.
of or involving marriage or married persons
4.
closely or intimately united
noun
5.
(usually pl) a married person (esp in the phrase young marrieds)
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Word Origin and History for unmarried
adj.

c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of marry.

married

adj.

"formally wedded," late 14c., from past participle of marry (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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