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

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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

Complicating matters further: Omar was legally married to a different man at the time. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Ilhan Omar’s tax filings scrutinized. Here’s a timeline, including her marriage status.," 7 June 2019 At the encouragement of their families, the two married but continued to live apart. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Trial begins for man accused of killing wife in Ahwatukee, fleeing to India," 4 June 2019 Donaldson, 37, is married to a former Justice Department lawyer, and the couple has returned to Alabama. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "White House tells Hicks, ex-McGahn aide to ignore subpoenas," 4 June 2019 Donaldson, 37, is married to a former Justice Department lawyer, and the couple has returned to Alabama. Anchorage Daily News, "White House tells former Trump aide Hope Hicks not to comply with congressional subpoenas," 4 June 2019 To refresh your memory, Turner is currently married to Jonas, while Swift saw him back in 2008. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner Did an Interview Together—and It Was Glorious," 24 May 2019 As fans of the series may know, Kelly is married to Mark Consuelos (who plays Hiram Lodge on Riverdale) IRL. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Used Hiram's Riverdale Family as Their Christmas Card," 12 Dec. 2018 Smart, now married with two children, has written a book about the ordeal and helped make a Lifetime movie and documentary. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fox News, "Elizabeth Smart to speak on captor's release from prison," 13 Sep. 2018 Even more than other long-running Japanese RPG series like Final Fantasy or Pokémon, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest is married to its own conventions. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, "Review: Dragon Quest XI looks new but feels old," 4 Sep. 2018

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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)

informal : a married person

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