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
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

Synonyms & Antonyms for married

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

  • nonmarital
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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 O’Connor was married to his wife of 52 years, Mary. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 26 Sep. 2022 McClure is also married to former Alaska Republican Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Sep. 2022 Fletcher was married to Bick, a Hollywood literary agent who was also later a producer, from 1959-78. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 23 Sep. 2022 Cortez Masto, who is married to a retired Secret Service agent, was especially grateful to law enforcement for their guidance that day. Isabel González Whitaker, ELLE, 22 Sep. 2022 But instead of being broadly embraced by the TikTok community, Stroh was chastised for engaging in a relationship with a married man. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2022 Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, is married to Prince Edward. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 19 Sep. 2022 Camilla was married to her ex-husband Andrew from 1973 to 1995. Sam Reed, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2022 Levine is married to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, who confirmed is pregnant with their third child together just a few days ago. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 19 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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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First Known Use of married


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


1897, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2022

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“Married.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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