verb (used with object), mar·ried, mar·ry·ing.
- to lay together (the unlaid strands of two ropes) to be spliced.
- to seize (two ropes) together end to end for use as a single line.
- to seize (parallel ropes) together at intervals.
verb (used without object), mar·ried, mar·ry·ing.
Words nearby marry
Origin of marry1
OTHER WORDS FROM marrymar·ri·er, nounnon·mar·ry·ing, adjectiveun·mar·ry·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for marries
Charlotte marries Mr. Verver, and renews her affair with Amerigo (now her stepson-in-law).
And it is a “problem-solving populism” that marries the twin impulses of populism and progressivism.
But when she returns home to care for an ailing relative, he breaks the engagement and marries someone else.
Bree marries her lawyer, Trip, (Scott Bakula), moves to Kentucky, and becomes a state legislator.
Watson, we know from the books, marries at least a couple of times and is a much more admirable and humane figure than Holmes.The Essential Sherlock Holmes: Michael Dirda’s Recommendations|The Browser|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The man that marries my Fan has got to have sabe enough to round up a flock of goats—and wit enough to get up in the morning.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
If she marries, well and good; if she remains single, well and good too, provided she can earn her living or has means.Home Life in Germany|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Whatever you may think, you young men, it is a drawback for a man when he marries a fool.Hester, Volume 2 (of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Hampton goes and marries a girl of sixteen; she is very beautiful and very rich.The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)|Charles James Lever
She who marries does well, said he; but she who does not marry does better.
British Dictionary definitions for marries (1 of 2)
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
- to match up (the strands) of unlaid ropes before splicing
- to seize (two ropes) together at intervals along their lengths