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I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.
Imtiaz Ali

Meaning of "marriage" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MARRIAGE

From Old French.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MARRIAGE

marriage  [ˈmærɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MARRIAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Marriage is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MARRIAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

marriage

Marriage

Marriage is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious purposes. Who they marry may be influenced by socially determined rules of incest, prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire. In some areas of the world arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition. Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in many parts of the world out of concerns for human rights and because of international law.

Definition of marriage in the English dictionary

The first definition of marriage in the dictionary is the state or relationship of living together in a legal partnership. Other definition of marriage is the legal union or contract made by two people to live together. Marriage is also the religious or legal ceremony formalizing this union; wedding.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MARRIAGE


arriage
ˈærɪdʒ
average
ˈævərɪdʒ
bridge
brɪdʒ
Cambridge
ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ
carriage
ˈkærɪdʒ
coverage
ˈkʌvərɪdʒ
disparage
dɪˈspærɪdʒ
encourage
ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ
forecarriage
ˈfɔːˌkærɪdʒ
inmarriage
ˈɪnˌmærɪdʒ
intermarriage
ˌɪntəˈmærɪdʒ
miscarriage
mɪsˈkærɪdʒ
mismarriage
mɪsˈmærɪdʒ
out-marriage
ˈaʊtˌmærɪdʒ
parage
ˈpærɪdʒ
premarriage
priːˈmærɪdʒ
remarriage
ˌriːˈmærɪdʒ
ridge
rɪdʒ
storage
ˈstɔːrɪdʒ
undercarriage
ˈʌndəˌkærɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MARRIAGE

marri
marriage bed
marriage bonds
marriage broker
marriage bureau
marriage ceremony
marriage certificate
marriage counselling
marriage customs
marriage guidance
marriage guidance counsellor
marriage licence
marriage lines
marriage of convenience
marriage partner
marriage rate
marriage settlement
marriage vows
marriageability
marriageable

WORDS THAT END LIKE MARRIAGE

arranged marriage
baby carriage
bailliage
civil marriage
common-law marriage
commuter marriage
doll carriage
ferriage
foliage
group marriage
gun carriage
horseless carriage
mixed marriage
multiage
open marriage
Pullman carriage
railway carriage
shotgun marriage
triage
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Synonyms and antonyms of marriage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MARRIAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «marriage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of marriage

Translation of «marriage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MARRIAGE

Find out the translation of marriage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of marriage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «marriage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

婚姻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

matrimonio
570 millions of speakers

English

marriage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शादी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زَوَاجٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

брак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

casamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিবাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mariage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkahwinan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ehe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

結婚
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결혼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perkawinan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự kết hôn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருமணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विवाह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

evlilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

matrimonio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

małżeństwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шлюб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

căsătorie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γάμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huwelik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

äktenskap
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ekteskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of marriage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MARRIAGE»

The term «marriage» is very widely used and occupies the 3.885 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MARRIAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «marriage» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «marriage» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about marriage

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10 QUOTES WITH «MARRIAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word marriage.
1
Joey Adams
Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.
2
Imtiaz Ali
I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.
3
Nicole Appleton
Marriage is important to me and I love the idea of being married.
4
Honore de Balzac
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
5
Lawrence Bender
I am not married yet, but I think ultimately in a good marriage it is the relationship which is the most important thing. It is not a matter of who is right and who is wrong; it is a one plus one equals more than two.
6
Kate Bernheimer
There are recurring elements in popularized fairy tales, such as absent parents, some sort of struggle, a transformation, and a marriage. If you look at a range of stories, you find many stories about marriage, sexual initiation, abandonment. The plots often revolve around what to me seem to be elemental fears and desires.
7
Herman Cain
I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of marriage Act.
8
Kirk Cameron
Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't.
9
George Carey
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
10
Steve Chabot
Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MARRIAGE»

Discover the use of marriage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to marriage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life ...
A pastor and his wife provide advice and counseling on a variety of marital issues, discussing such topics as mutual respect, emotional support, finances, intimacy, and sexuality.
Mark Driscoll, Grace Driscoll, 2012
2
Marriage: A Fortress for Well-Being
Helps couples use spirituality in their everyday lives with the aim of strengthening their marriage. Original.
Baha'i Publishing, 2009
3
Covenant Marriage: Building Communication & Intimacy
In this new book, the bestselling author of "The Five Love Languages" shows how communication and intimacy are two of the most important aspects in developing a successful Covenant Marriage.
Gary D. Chapman, 2003
4
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?
Stephanie Coontz, 2006
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Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay ...
Chauncey illuminates what's at stake for both sides of this contentious debate in this essential book for gay and straight readers alike.
George Chauncey, 2009
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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
Following the widely reviewed success of the first edition, the updated and expanded second edition of Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution argues that there is a long-standing constitutional protection of the right to marry that applies ...
Evan Gerstmann, 2008
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What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense
If the marriage debate in America is decided in the next few years, it will be either with this book's help, or despite its powerful arguments.
Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, Robert P. George, 2013
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Marriage: Real People, Real Problems, Wise Counsel
This resource contains the stories of married couples who are willing to pray, learn and grow; develop positive, biblical and godly attitudes; discover how to speak their spouse's love language, and celebrate differences. (Relationships)
Bimbo Odukoya, 2008
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Gay Marriage: for Better Or for Worse?: What We've Learned ...
Drawing from 16 years of data and experience with same-sex unions in Scandinavia, Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the results of same-sex marriage (in the form of registered ...
William N. Eskridge, Darren R. Spedale, 2006
10
Marriage
This book is intended to bring marriage back to what it should be. It introduces an in-depth understanding of marriage, how it should be, what to do and what to expect.
Bickie Bernard Ewurum, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MARRIAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term marriage is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Italy breaches rights over gay marriage - European court - BBC News
Judges said the government had breached the rights of three gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognised form of union. «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Khloe Kardashian toasts end of marriage to Lamar Odom in …
Klhoe Kardashian announced she will be toasting the official end of her marriage on Tuesday with a new TV show - Kocktails with Khloe. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Gay marriage: Despite Supreme Court decision, Americans still split …
The poll shows that 39 per cent of Americans supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, while 42 per cent were in opposition. Eighteen ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
After Losing On Same-Sex Marriage, Conservative Christians Find A …
Yet in the months surrounding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, right-wing Christians ... «ThinkProgress, Jul 15»
5
Non-registration of marriage no ground for rejecting FPS: Madras HC
MADURAI: Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that non-production of marriage registration certificate cannot be a ground for ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Kim Davis who refused marriage licenses to gay couples in court …
A local elected official in a small Kentucky county testified Monday she could not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because signing ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
Legalized "Cheating" in Marriage | Gracie X - Huffington Post
I write about open marriage, polyamory and setting up relationships in ways that work for the individuals involved. I may not get literally stoned ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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As a Gay Widower, What the Word Marriage Means to Me | Keith …
There was, and continues to be, tremendous debate about the meaning of the word "marriage." In the last few years, gay marriage came first ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
Myleene Klass opens up about failed marriage as ex hits back on …
Myleene Klass has opened up about the aftermath of her marriage break-up and how she felt she'd “never smile or trust anyone ever again”. «BT.com, Jul 15»
10
Would-be immigrant couple deny marriage not a love match - Luton …
A Luton college student has denied that she took part in a “marriage of convenience” so that her husband could come to England from Pakistan ... «Luton Today, Jul 15»

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