From (etyl) marien, from (etyl) marier, from (etyl) .(ae)
[J.P. Mallory and D.Q. Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture , s.v. "woman" (London: Dearborn Fitzroy, 1997), 656.])
To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
* 1641', Evelyn, ''Diary'', quoted in '''1869 by Edward J. Wood in ''The Wedding Day in All Ages and Countries , volume 2, page 241:
- Neither of her daughters showed any desire to marry .
* 1755 , The Holy Bible, both Old and New Testament, Digested, Illustrated, and Explained , second edition, page 59:
- Evelyn, in his "Diary," under date 1641, says that at Haerlem "they showed us a cottage where, they told us, dwelt a woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and, being now a widow, was prohibited to marry in future; "
(in passive) To be joined (to) (someone) as spouse according to law or custom.
- But Esau'', being now forty years of age, took a false step by marrying not only without his parents consent; but with two wives, daughters of the ''Hittites .
- She was not happily married .
To arrange for the marriage of; to give away as wife or husband.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XXIII:
- His daughter was married some five years ago to a tailor's apprentice.
- The kyngdome of heven is lyke unto a certayne kinge, which maryed his sonne [...].
To take as husband or wife.
- He was eager to marry his daughter to a nobleman.
(figuratively) To unite; to join together into a close union.
- In some cultures, it is acceptable for an uncle to marry his niece.
* (rfdate), Bible (KJV), Jeremiah 3.14:
- The attempt to marry medieval plainsong with speed metal produced interesting results.
To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses; to bring about a marital union according to the laws or customs of a place.
- Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.
* (rfdate), Gay, The what d'ye call it :
- A justice of the peace will marry Jones and Smith.
(nautical) To place (two ropes) alongside each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time.
(nautical) To join (two ropes) end to end so that both will pass through a block.
- Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself.
* get married
* married sector
From (etyl) Marie,
referring to Mary, the Virgin Mary. [(marry)] Mid-14th century.
(obsolete) indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.
* William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part ii , Act 1, Scene 2,
- I have chequed him for it, and the young lion repents; marry , not in ashes and sackcloth, but in new silk and old sack.