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
Examples 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