mar·​ried | \ ˈmer-ēd How to pronounce married (audio) , ˈma-rēd \

Definition of married

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : being in the state of matrimony : wedded
b : of or relating to marriage : connubial


plural marrieds or married

Definition of married (Entry 2 of 2)

: a married person young marrieds are paid undue … attention— Paul Goodman

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Synonyms & Antonyms for married

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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: Adjective Mark Wiseman, an executive who headed BlackRock’s active equities business and has been married to one of BlackRock’s country heads, was publicly forced out in December for failing to disclose a relationship with another woman. WSJ, "At BlackRock, Public Firings, Overseas Probe Send Message About Office Misbehavior," 3 Feb. 2020 Devon was in the midst of her bridal shower at The Glidden House, the charming and historical mansion in Cleveland’s University Circle where her parents, Kevin and Michelle Beckwith, had gotten married. cleveland, "For 49ers’ Raheem Mostert, the Browns’ cut hurt more than most of the 5 others, because Cleveland is home for him & his wife Devon," 2 Feb. 2020 According to the suit, the two started an affair in 2017, while Mr. Bezos was still married to MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist who was Amazon’s first accountant. Michael Rothfeld, New York Times, "Jeff Bezos Is Sued by His Girlfriend’s Brother," 2 Feb. 2020 According to the suit, the two started an affair in 2017, while Bezos was still married to MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist who was Amazon’s first accountant. Michael Rothfeld,, "Jeff Bezos is sued by his girlfriend’s brother," 2 Feb. 2020 Many of them have gotten married and started having kids of their own. Martha Sorren,, "Here’s Every Bachelor Nation Couple That’s Still Trucking In 2020," 29 Jan. 2020 Which is exactly what judge Heidi Klum said, having gotten married just recently to Tom Kaulitz. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Connie Talbot's Stunning Voice Gets a Standing Ovation on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'," 27 Jan. 2020 In the years since Jenn vanished, Rob has gotten married and had two children. NBC News, "Family refuses to give up search for Jennifer Kesse who vanished 14 years ago from Orlando, Florida home," 24 Jan. 2020 A year after her sister, Princess Eugenie, got married, Britain's Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to real estate specialist Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Melissa Gray, CNN, "A baby, an engagement, and the pressures of palace life: This was the year in royal news," 22 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "We have access to more data than ever—why do we get so much of it wrong?," 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, "Here's How Your Relationship Status Affects Your Bank Account," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of married


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


1897, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Married.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of married

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: united in marriage
: having a husband or wife
: of or relating to marriage



English Language Learners Definition of married (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : a married person

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