1. [ noun ] (law,sociology) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
Synonyms: matrimony spousal_relationship wedlock union

"a long and happy marriage" "God bless this union"

Related terms: marital_status exogamy misalliance endogamy common-law_marriage polygamy sigeh monandry monogamy polyandry monogamousness open_marriage polygamy marriage_of_convenience bigamy law
2. [ noun ] (sociology) two people who are married to each other
Synonyms: married_couple man_and_wife

"his second marriage was happier than the first" "a married couple without love"

Related terms: family mixed_marriage spouse
3. [ noun ] the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
Synonyms: wedding marriage_ceremony

"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

Related terms: ritual love_match bridal remarriage civil_marriage marry
4. [ noun ] a close and intimate union

"the marriage of music and dance" "a marriage of ideas"

Related terms: union
Similar spelling:   marge