Definition of married 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : being in the state of matrimony : wedded

b : of or relating to marriage : connubial

2 : united, joined


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

conjugal, connubial, marital, matrimonial, nuptial, wedded

Antonyms: Adjective


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Examples of married in a Sentence


They are happily married with several children. a sermon on the joys and responsibilities of married love

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The report found that married people with children are less sensitive to the tax increase than married people without children. Kathleen Pender,, "Dozens of millionaires fled California after 2012 tax increase, study says," 6 July 2018 And this just in, Titanic super fans: You can even get married on that staircase. Southern Living, "Get a Sneak Peek at Downton-Worthy Dresses from Titanic Pigeon Forge," 30 June 2018 Smith, who died in 2007, lived in the home while she was married to elderly billionaire J. Howard Marshall, II. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Price slashed on former Cypress home of Anna Nicole Smith," 20 June 2018 Nick Serpa/azcentral Phoenix police are investigating a double shooting involving a married couple Sunday that resulted in a woman's death. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Phoenix man tells police he, wife shot each other on Mother's Day," 14 May 2018 The married couple, known to their customers as Mr. and Mrs. Joe, had no children, but Joseph Maggio's younger brother Andrew, a barber, lived with them. James Karst,, "'A peculiar turn' in the Axeman investigation of 1918," 13 May 2018 She and her husband had been married for over 70 years. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died," 17 Apr. 2018 Who did what, what the Board of Ed or city council did, what streets are closed, where buildings will be built, who won the game, who got married and what’s the latest joke in town. Alberto Ibargüen, star-telegram, "Support local news –it’s crucial to our lives and our democracy," 5 July 2018 Another cousin is gay, and recently got married, too. New York Times, "Ireland, Enthusiastic About Gay Rights, Frets Over Abortion," 20 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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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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)

: a married person

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