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marry

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[ mar-ee, mer-ee ]
/ 藞m忙r i, 藞m蓻r i /
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verb (used with object), mar路ried, mar路ry路ing.
verb (used without object), mar路ried, mar路ry路ing.
to wed.
(of two or more foods, wines, etc.) to combine suitably or agreeably; blend: This wine and the strong cheese just don't marry.
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Origin of marry

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First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English marien, from Old French marier, from Latin mar墨t膩re 鈥渢o wed,鈥 derivative of mar墨tus 鈥渃onjugal,鈥 akin to m膩s 鈥渕ale (person)鈥

how to pronounce marry

See Mary.

OTHER WORDS FROM marry

mar路ri路er, nounnon路mar路ry路ing, adjectiveun路mar路ry路ing, adjective

Other definitions for marry (2 of 2)

marry2
[ mar-ee ]
/ 藞m忙r i /

interjection Archaic.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, astonishment, etc.)

Origin of marry

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First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English Mari(e), marie, mare , euphemistic variant of Mary (the Virgin)
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How to use marry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for marry (1 of 2)

marry1
/ (藞m忙r瑟) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried
to take (someone as one's partner) in marriage
(tr) to join or give in marriage
(tr) to acquire (something) by marriagemarry money
to unite closely or intimately
(tr sometimes foll by up) to fit together or align (two things); join
(tr) nautical
  1. to match up (the strands) of unlaid ropes before splicing
  2. to seize (two ropes) together at intervals along their lengths
See also marry up

Derived forms of marry

marrier, noun

Word Origin for marry

C13: from Old French marier, from Latin mar墨t膩re, from mar墨tus married (man), perhaps from m膩s male

British Dictionary definitions for marry (2 of 2)

marry2
/ (藞m忙r瑟) /

interjection
archaic an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc

Word Origin for marry

C14: euphemistic for the Virgin Mary
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