[ mar-ee, mer-ee ]
/ ˈmær i, ˈmɛr i /
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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.



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Origin of marry

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English marien, from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre “to wed,” derivative of marītus “conjugal,” akin to mās “male (person)”
See Mary.
mar·ri·er, nounnon·mar·ry·ing, adjectiveun·mar·ry·ing, adjective

Definition for marry (2 of 2)

[ mar-ee ]
/ ˈmær i /

interjection Archaic.

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

Origin of marry

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for marry (2 of 2)

/ (ˈmærɪ) /


archaic an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc
C14: euphemistic for the Virgin Mary
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