married

[mar-eed]

adjective

united in wedlock; wedded: married couples.
of or relating to marriage or married persons; connubial; conjugal: married happiness.
(of an antique) created from components of two or more authentic pieces.
interconnected or joined; united.
(of a family name) acquired through marriage.

noun

Usually marrieds. married couples or married people: young marrieds moving into their first home.

Nearby words

  1. marriage guidance,
  2. marriage of convenience,
  3. marriage of figaro, the,
  4. marriage portion,
  5. marriageable,
  6. married print,
  7. marriedly,
  8. marriner,
  9. marron,
  10. marrons glacés

Origin of married

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at marry1, -ed2

Related formsmar·ried·ly, adverbun·mar·ried, adjective, nounwell-mar·ried, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unmarried

unmarried

adjective

not marriedan unmarried mother
films denoting a print of a cinematograph film in which the picture and sound recordings are on separate reels

married

adjective

having a husband or wife
joined in marriagea married couple
of or involving marriage or married persons
closely or intimately united

noun

(usually plural) a married person (esp in the phrase young marrieds)
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Word Origin and History for unmarried
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