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I am an unmarried man, as opposed to a single man. A bachelor, according to the dictionary, is a man who has never been married. An unmarried man is not married at the moment. Many of these terms have fallen into disuse.
Raymond Burr

Meaning of "unmarried" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNMARRIED

unmarried  [ʌnˈmærɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNMARRIED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unmarried is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNMARRIED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Marital status

A person's marital status indicates whether the person is married. Questions about marital status appear on many polls and forms, including censuses. The question has historically also appeared in job applications and credit card applications and similar contexts, though the practice is increasing regarded as anachronistic, as an answer would normally not be relevant to the consideration of the merits of an application and may in fact be considered unlawful discrimination in some countries. In the simplest sense, the only possible answers are "married" or "single". Some unmarried people object to describing themselves by a simplistic term "single", and often other options are given, such as "divorced", "widowed", widow or widower, "cohabiting", "civil union", "domestic partnership" and "unmarried partners". In some cases, knowing that people are divorced, widowed, or in a relationship is more useful than simply knowing that they are unmarried. The category of "married" would also cover the situation of the person being "separated". In many cases, people who are in a committed co-habiting relationship may describe themselves as married, and some laws require them to do so.

Definition of unmarried in the English dictionary

The definition of unmarried in the dictionary is not married. Other definition of unmarried is denoting a print of a cinematograph film in which the picture and sound recordings are on separate reels.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNMARRIED


arid
ˈærɪd
harried
ˈhærɪd
hyperarid
ˌhaɪpərˈærɪd
marid
ˈmærɪd
married
ˈmærɪd
parried
ˈpærɪd
sciarid
saɪˈærɪd
semiarid
ˌsɛmɪˈærɪd
sparid
ˈspærɪd
subarid
sʌbˈærɪd
tarried
ˈtærɪd
unharried
ʌnˈhærɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNMARRIED

unmannish
unmantle
unmanufactured
unmanured
unmapped
unmarked
unmarketable
unmarred
unmarriable
unmarriageable
unmarried mother
unmarry
unmasculine
unmask
unmasker
unmastered
unmatchable
unmatched
unmated
unmaterial

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNMARRIED

berried
blackberried
carried
curried
deep-fried
dried
ferried
flurried
hurried
intermarried
miscarried
quarried
remarried
scurried
serried
tried
unhurried
unquarried
unworried
worried

Synonyms and antonyms of unmarried in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNMARRIED»

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

Translation of «unmarried» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNMARRIED

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

Translator English - Chinese

未婚的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

soltero
570 millions of speakers

English

unmarried
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अविवाहित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ مُتَزَوِّج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неженатый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não casado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবিবাহিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

non marié
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak berkahwin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ledig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未婚の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미혼의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora nikah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chưa lập gia đình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருமணமாகாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अविवाहित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

evlenmemiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

celibe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieżonaty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неодружений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

necăsătorit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανύπαντρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongetroude
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ogift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ugift
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unmarried

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNMARRIED»

The term «unmarried» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.832 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNMARRIED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unmarried» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unmarried» 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 unmarried

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNMARRIED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unmarried.
1
Tim Allen
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
2
Dorothy Allison
When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels. My sister became unmarried and pregnant during high school, and she kept saying, 'This wasn't supposed to happen! Why is this happening to me?' Someone should have given her another book to read.
3
Paul Auster
All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.
4
Francis Bacon
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
5
Ellen Barkin
I'm just curious, who's more fit to raise a child? A loving committed same-sex couple or an unmarried 15-year-old with no income and really no skills to parent?
6
Ginny Brown-Waite
In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women.
7
Raymond Burr
I am an unmarried man, as opposed to a single man. A bachelor, according to the dictionary, is a man who has never been married. An unmarried man is not married at the moment. Many of these terms have fallen into disuse.
8
Beth Ditto
This archaic idea - that a woman who is unmarried and childless at 30 is somehow unnatural - will probably always exist, and, like most social standards, it is ridiculous.
9
Alice Morse Earle
In the early days of the New England colonies, no more embarrassing or hampering condition, no greater temporal ill, could befall any adult Puritan than to be unmarried.
10
Helen Fisher
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNMARRIED»

Discover the use of unmarried in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unmarried and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Living Together: A Guide to Counseling Unmarried Couples
In this much-needed book, experienced pastor and counselor Jeff VanGoethem provides solid help for both the pastoral and professional counselor.
Jeff VanGoethem
2
Unmarried with Children: The Complete Guide for Unmarried ...
Unmarried with Children has answers to all your questions that have gone unanswered-until now.
Brette McWhorter Sember, 2008
3
Unmarried Women: Stories
With the publication of Unmarried Women: Stories, this collection of Serao's short fiction is available for the first time to an English-speaking audience.
Matilde Serao, 2007
4
The Unmarried Mother
Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain, in The Unmarried Mother.
Sheila Tofield, 2013
5
Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
"Living Together explains: - the legality of living together - having and raising children - the many types of ownership agreements"--
Ralph Warner, Toni Ihara, Frederick Hertz, 2013
6
The Surplus Woman: Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
This book explores the ways in which the realms of literature, sexology, demography, socialism, and female activism addressed the perceived plight of unwed women.
Catherine L. Dollard, 2013
7
Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in ...
Covers the stories of unwed mothers and one of the voluntary organization that supported them throughout the century: The National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child (which renamed itself), The National Council for One Parent ...
Pat Thane, Tanya Evans, 2012
8
Of Chastity and Power: Elizabethan Literature and the ...
Through a reading of the texts of Lyly, Raleigh, Chapman, Spenser and Shakespeare, Berry explores the themes of sexuality and politics, classical myth and Neopatonic mysticism which became associated with Elizabeth I.
Philippa Berry, 2003
9
My Baby's Father: Unmarried Parents and Paternal Responsibility
"Fatherlessness" has become a byword in public debate and policymaking, yet fundamental questions about unmarried parents and their ideas of paternal responsibility remain unanswered.In My Baby's Father, Maureen R. Waller draws on ...
Maureen Rosamond Waller, 2002
10
Misconceptions: Unmarried Motherhood and the Ontario ...
The book also explores the experiences of unwed mothers who were subjected to the legislation of the time, thus shedding an invaluable light on these formerly ignored subjects.
Anne Lorene Chambers, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNMARRIED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unmarried is used in the context of the following news items.
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Unmarried fathers are getting older, less common, and more …
And drawing on survey data from thousands of men, it concludes that unmarried fatherhood could be on the decline. Previous studies show that while the rate of ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
2
Unmarried Indonesian couples banned from riding motorbikes as it …
A district in Indonesia's Aceh has banned unmarried men and women from riding together on motorbikes, a lawmaker said Monday, amid fears that the practice ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
3
Child-centred Bill a milestone on guardianship rights of unmarried
The Children and Family Relationships Bill reflects the changing story of the Irish family. With almost one third of Irish families not belonging to the traditional ... «Irish Times, Feb 15»
4
Virginia Senate panel rejects adoption by unmarried gay couples
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried gay parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee. Thanks to a ... «Washington Times, Jan 15»
5
J&K candidate mentions 'unmarried daughter's marriage' as liability …
SRINAGAR: Sparking a controversy, a Congress candidate for the Jammu & Kashmir assembly elections has mentioned the marriage of his daughter as a ... «Times of India, Nov 14»
6
Vatican Report Expresses More Tolerance For Gays, Unmarried
Halfway through a two-week assembly on family issues for Catholic bishops, the Vatican has released a report that's unusually conciliatory toward gays and ... «NPR, Oct 14»
7
Unmarried, female and looking for love in the United States? Move …
Four of the top 10 areas with the most unmarried men with jobs are in the state, according to the study by Pew Research, with San Jose – home to the millionaire ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 14»
8
More Unmarried Moms Are Living With Partners
After decades of increases for births outside of marriage, new data shows a drop in the number of babies born to unmarried women — but there is a baby frenzy ... «NBCNews.com, Aug 14»
9
Paul Mazursky Dead: Director of 'Unmarried Woman' Dies at 84
UPDATED: The writer-director and actor earned five Oscar nominations in a career that included “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “An Unmarried Woman” and ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 14»
10
Ireland mass graves: Government to launch inquiry into homes for …
The Irish government is to launch an investigation into the treatment of children at homes for unmarried mothers run by members of the Catholic Church, Prime ... «The Independent, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unmarried [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unmarried>. Aug 2020 ».
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