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
Definition for marry (2 of 2)
Origin of marry2
Examples from the Web for 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
He was nearing the end of his sentence, but the woman enlisted Joplin to marry them before he was released.
Her meaning had been, from her earliest years, to marry, or be married.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And he agreed with her, that it was a wicked thing for a woman to come between a man and the girl he was to marry.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
It helped her to bow to the commands of this man when he bade her marry him, and she loved him!The House of the Misty Star|Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Yes, I told him, or very nearly, that I could not marry him.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
She shall regret this night's work, if I marry rank or money.The Bacillus of Beauty|Harriet Stark
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