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mar·​ried ˈmer-ēd How to pronounce married (audio)
: being in the state of matrimony : wedded
: of or relating to marriage : connubial


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plural marrieds or married
: a married person
young marrieds are paid undue … attentionPaul Goodman

Examples of married in a Sentence

Adjective They are happily married with several children. a sermon on the joys and responsibilities of married love
Recent Examples on the Web
Lara, 41, is married to the former president's son Eric Trump. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Trump, in an announcement by his campaign on Monday night, proposed that Lara Trump, a former television producer who is married to his son, Eric, become co-chair along with Michael Whatley, the RNC’s general counsel. Mario Parker, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2024 Lara Trump, who is married to Trump's second son, Eric, was featured prominently on the campaign trail for Trump before the Iowa caucus and was floated as a North Carolina Senate candidate for the 2022 midterm cycle. Olivia Rinaldi, CBS News, 12 Feb. 2024 The problem comes from out-of-date standard deduction amounts for married and single tax filers in the 2023 tax bill language, according to the Department of Revenue. Alex Derosier, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2024 In 2002, the couple married and briefly moved to New York City, a hub for Fujianese immigrants in the United States, to have their first baby. Amy Qin, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Prioritizing The Relationship Researchers suggest that married couples tend to display high levels of commitment and investment in their relationships. Mark Travers, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Putting a toddler in a child care center takes the biggest bite out of married Nevadans’ wallets compared to their peers in other states. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 Anstead was married to Hall from December 2018 until June 2021. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024
The group is a mixture of singles and marrieds, and two of the couples have one small child each. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Where Vanderpump Rules has become a show about divorce, The Valley will be all about the marrieds. Vulture, 17 Jan. 2024 Micah keeps it together on 'Love is Blind' | Credit: Netflix As every soap opera writer will tell you, happy couples make for boring stories — which is why the Love Is Blind producers front-loaded the reunion with updates on the smug marrieds. Kristen Baldwin,, 17 Apr. 2023 The 36-year-old married, working (real estate), mother-of-two ran a track 5000 PR of 15:04 in June, a 68:57 half-marathon best in October, and an American record women-only race 10-mile best of 51:23 in November. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 14 Dec. 2020 While visiting his home country in August, the 23-year-old married and then returned to Portland to get immigration papers to bring his new wife to live with him. oregonlive, 16 Dec. 2020 Joe seemed to find his place in the conviviality of saloon life — the constant company of other people; the distracting kookiness and drama of the regulars; the dutiful marrieds, the swingers. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2020 Also in the news, a London School of Economics professor and author of a forthcoming book claimed childless single people are happier than marrieds. Allison Schrager, Quartz, 20 June 2019 Econ- omies of scale—everything from splitting rent to sharing groceries—can also help marrieds quickly build wealth (that’s the value of your assets like savings and stocks and property, minus any debt). Kerri Anne Renzulli, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of married was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Married.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
: united in marriage
a married couple
: of or relating to marriage


2 of 2 noun
plural marrieds or married
: a married person
young marrieds starting their first home

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