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Definition 1: the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony - [noun denoting act]

Samples where marriage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their marriage was conducted in the chapel

Synonyms for marriage in the sense of this definition

(marriage is a kind of ...) any customary observance or practice

(... is a kind of marriage ) archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast

(... is a kind of marriage ) a marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman

(... is a kind of marriage ) a marriage for love's sake; not an arranged marriage

(... is a kind of marriage ) the act of marrying again

Definition 2: two people who are married to each other - [noun denoting group]

Samples where marriage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his second marriage was happier than the first
  • a married couple without love

Synonyms for marriage in the sense of this definition

(marriage is a kind of ...) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

(... is a kind of marriage ) marriage of two people from different races or different religions or different cultures

"the families of both partners in a mixed marriage often disapprove"

(marriage is a member of ...) a person's partner in marriage

Definition 3: the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where marriage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a long and happy marriage
  • God bless this union

Synonyms for marriage in the sense of this definition

(marriage is a kind of ...) the condition of being married or unmarried

(... is a kind of marriage ) a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years

"sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"

(... is a kind of marriage ) the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time

(... is a kind of marriage ) the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery

(... is a kind of marriage ) a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other

(... is a kind of marriage ) the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time

(... is a kind of marriage ) the state of having only one husband at a time

(... is a kind of marriage ) an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)

(... is a kind of marriage ) a marriage for expediency rather than love

(... is a kind of marriage ) marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law

(... is a kind of marriage ) marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law

(... is a kind of marriage ) a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony

(... is a kind of marriage ) the state of having two spouses at the same time

(marriage belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: a close and intimate union - [noun denoting state]

Samples where marriage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the marriage of music and dance
  • a marriage of ideas

(marriage is a kind of ...) the state of being joined or united or linked

"there is strength in union"

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