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.
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Origin of marry1
pronunciation note for marry
OTHER WORDS FROM marrymar·ri·er, nounnon·mar·ry·ing, adjectiveun·mar·ry·ing, adjective
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Definition for marry (2 of 2)
Origin of marry2
Example sentences from the Web for marry
The Hills, married for nearly 21 years, kissed each other as Lew bent his 6-foot-5 frame into the passenger seat.A rare disease, a covid diagnosis, a painful decision: The death of basketball coach Lew Hill|Dave Sheinin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In 1997, two years after the death of his first wife, he married Charlotte Mailliard Swig, the longtime chief of protocol for the city of San Francisco.George P. Shultz, counsel and Cabinet member for two Republican presidents, dies at 100|Michael Abramowitz, David Hoffman|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Ready for replacementSeveral times a year, Domino receives calls from women who are about to be married.Domino Sugar is replacing its massive neon landmark in Baltimore — and hopes no one will notice a difference|Colin Campbell|February 7, 2021|Washington Post
The two started playing tennis and eventually married in 1982.Frank Anderson, 87, cared passionately about feeding the homeless in D.C.|Dana Hedgpeth|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
I had my first attack of anxiety in third grade and it wasn’t until I was married with children that I learned how to keep it from controlling my life.Coronavirus is testing those of us with anxiety. We need to have mental health help available when the pandemic ends.|Sarah Vander Schaaff|January 30, 2021|Washington Post
That man was Xavier Cortada, a gay man who wrote of his frustration that he and his partner of eight years were unable to marry.
The star announces he is to marry his 27-year-old boyfriend.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It happened on Glee and in Sex and The City, and now in Japan women can marry themselves.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most critically, the split perspectives of Noah and Alison need to marry more elegantly.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hearst is to be released from prison and is planning to marry.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"The man did not marry her for love," the Elder went on now somewhat more confident.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He shan't marry me without your consent, so don't be angry and abuse us all; for which you will be sorry an hour hence.
Does he think that he can force a handsome jolly young bachelor, like his son Gilbert, to marry the like o' her?
It is commonly said: If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and marry another man, shall he return to her any more?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
In 1855 Congress passed an act conferring citizenship on alien women who should marry American citizens.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for marry (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