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
OTHER WORDS FROM marrymar·ri·er, nounnon·mar·ry·ing, adjectiveun·mar·ry·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for marrying
Marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.
In Japan, one woman said she liked the experience of marrying herself as an exercise in pampering.
“That meant I could never dream of having a good job, or of marrying someone who came from a good background,” Yeonmi says.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twenty-six years later, Su Meck is still learning about the family she raised and the husband she has no recollection of marrying.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Sept. 22-28, 2014|John Boot|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clooney once quipped that he was “marrying up” and a quick glance at her CV proves him right.After the Wedding: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I had any idea of marrying Sophie, now, I should have to go and tell her every thing.Bressant|Julian Hawthorne
Are you under the impression that I'm thinking of marrying your son?The Paradise Mystery|J. S. Fletcher
As to marrying Imogene, who hadn't quite so many hundreds as himself, that he knew to be impossible.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
It had seemed to me hitherto that the essence of my duty lay in marrying Hugh.The High Heart|Basil King
Do you think that I should be justified in marrying without mentioning what I have told you?The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for marrying (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