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

In the summer of 1997, Cheek was still married to Googie Harris Sr. Sandra E. Garcia, The Seattle Times, "DNA evidence exonerates a man of murder after 20 years in prison," 16 Oct. 2018 While his on-screen wife Mandy Moore is engaged to Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the indie rock band Dawes, in real life, Milo has never been married. Samantha Drake, Country Living, "Why 'This Is Us' Star Milo Ventimiglia Keeps His Relationships Out of the Spotlight," 17 Sep. 2018 Brody and Brandon Jenner were there, as Foster was previously married to their mother Linda Thompson. Allie Jones, The Cut, "Is Selena Gomez Okay?," 10 July 2018 Those who had never been married had a heightened risk of dying from both heart disease (42 percent) and stroke (55 percent). Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Marriage may lower risk of heart attack, stroke, study suggests," 21 June 2018 The singer's second wife, Jan Gaye, was married to him when he was killed in 1984 and presumably controls rights such as his likeness. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Marvin Gaye movie in the works with producer Dr. Dre," 18 June 2018 Provided by Mark Medley Mark Medley's brother, Todd Medley, was married to Nadja until his death in 2014. Nicole Blanchard And Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "He left behind 3 dead women & disappeared. Friends, family & the law still seek answers.," 15 June 2018 Desmond is employed as a captain for Delta Air Lines and has been married for 32 years to his wife, Kerri. J. Harry Jones,, "5th District Board of Supervisors: Candidate profiles," 31 May 2018 In 2015, through a mutual friendship with the Duchess of York, Henderson met his future fiancée, Heather Kerzner, an American socialite who previously had been married to the South African hotelier Sol Kerzner. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," 25 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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