marry

1
[ mar-ee ]
/ ˈmær i /

verb (used with object), mar·ried, mar·ry·ing.

verb (used without object), mar·ried, mar·ry·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.

Origin of marry

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1250–1300; Middle English marien < Old French marier < Latin marītāre to wed, derivative of marītus conjugal, akin to mās male (person)

Related forms

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

Can be confused

marry Mary merry

Definition for marry (2 of 2)

marry

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[ mar-ee ]
/ ˈmær i /

interjection Archaic.

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

Origin of marry

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1325–75; Middle English; euphemistic variant of Mary (the Virgin)
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British Dictionary definitions for marry (1 of 2)

marry

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/ (ˈmærɪ) /

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

marrier, noun

Word Origin for marry

C13: from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus married (man), perhaps from mās male

British Dictionary definitions for marry (2 of 2)

marry

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/ (ˈmærɪ) /

interjection

archaic an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc

Word Origin for marry

C14: euphemistic for the Virgin Mary
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