married

[ mar-eed ]
/ ˈmær id /

adjective

united in wedlock; wedded: married couples.
of or relating to marriage or married persons; connubial; conjugal: married happiness.
(of an antique) created from components of two or more authentic pieces.
interconnected or joined; united.
(of a family name) acquired through marriage.

noun

Usually marrieds. married couples or married people: young marrieds moving into their first home.

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Origin of married

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at marry1, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM married

mar·ried·ly, adverbun·mar·ried, adjective, nounwell-married, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for married

married
/ (ˈmærɪd) /

adjective

having a husband or wife
joined in marriagea married couple
of or involving marriage or married persons
closely or intimately united

noun

(usually plural) a married person (esp in the phrase young marrieds)
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