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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marry  \Mar"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Married};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Marrying}.]  [OE.  marien,  F.  marier,  L.  maritare  fr  maritus 
  husband,  fr  mas,  maris,  a  male.  See  {Male},  and  cf 
  {Maritral}.] 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  M[ae]cenas  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. 
 
  Note:  We  say  a  man  is  married  to  or  marries  a  woman;  or  a 
  woman  is  married  to  or  marries  a  man.  Both  of  these 
  uses  are  equally  well  authorized;  but  given  in  marriage 
  is  said  only  of  the  woman. 
 
  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}.  (Naut.) 
  a  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marry  \Mar"ry\,  v.  i. 
  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.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marry  \Mar"ry\,  interj. 
  Indeed  !  in  truth  !  --  a  term  of  asseveration  said  to  have 
  been  derived  from  the  practice  of  swearing  by  the  Virgin 
  Mary.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  marry 
  v  1:  take  in  marriage  [syn:  {get  married},  {wed},  {conjoin},  {hook 
  up  with},  {get  hitched  with},  {espouse}] 
  2:  perform  a  marriage  ceremony;  "The  minister  married  us  on 
  Saturday"  [syn:  {wed},  {tie}] 




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