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Meaning & Definition of Marriage in English

English

Marriage

/mɛrɪʤ/

noun

1. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

  • "A long and happy marriage"
  • "God bless this union"
    synonym:
  • marriage
  • ,
  • matrimony
  • ,
  • union
  • ,
  • spousal relationship
  • ,
  • wedlock

2. Two people who are married to each other

  • "His second marriage was happier than the first"
  • "A married couple without love"
    synonym:
  • marriage
  • ,
  • married couple
  • ,
  • man and wife

3. The act of marrying

  • The nuptial ceremony
  • "Their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
    synonym:
  • marriage
  • ,
  • wedding
  • ,
  • marriage ceremony

4. A close and intimate union

  • "The marriage of music and dance"
  • "A marriage of ideas"
    synonym:
  • marriage

Examples of using

It was a beautiful marriage proposal.
Let's just pretend we have a happy marriage.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal, I'm one step closer to marrying myself.