Definition of Marry

v. t.1.To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place.
[imp. & p. p. Married ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marrying.]
Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself.
- Gay.
2.To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4.
A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry.
- Evelyn.
3.To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.
Mæcenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life.
- Bacon.
4.To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.
They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II.] told him he was never married to his mother.
- Bp. Lloyd.
5.Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.
- Jer. iii. 14.
To marry ropes
a - (Naut.) To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time
b - To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. i.1.To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
I will, therefore, that the younger women marry.
- 1 Tim. v. 14.
Marrying man
a man disposed to marry.
interj.1.Indeed! in truth! - a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.

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