suitable or attractive for marriage: The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
of an age suitable for marriage: a marriageable daughter.
- mar·riage·a·bil·i·ty, mar·riage·a·ble·ness, noun
- non·mar·riage·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·mar·riage·a·ble, adjective
- un·mar·riage·a·ble, adjective
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How to use marriageable in a sentence
The worst of all was, however, that there were two young girls of a marriageable age, the daughters of the Jemadar.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
Sometime during the year a list of marriageable princesses was prepared by the Emperor's orders.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
He has a wife and five children all marriageable and unprovided for.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 | William Painter
When she became of marriageable age she had many suitors, for she was beautiful and lovely in disposition.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
I now call all qualified ladies, marriageable, to chocolate at my house every day at your own hour.
British Dictionary definitions for marriageable
(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
- marriageability or marriageableness, noun
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