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  1. mar·riage
    IPA[ˈmerij]
  2. noun

    • 1. the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman):

      a happy marriage the children from his first marriage marriage vows
      Synonym : wedding, wedding ceremony, marriage ceremony, nuptials, union, big day, espousal
    • 2. the state of being married:

      they were celebrating 50 years of marriage
      Synonym : matrimony, holy matrimony, wedlock, married state, conjugal bond, civil partnership
    • 3. a combination or mixture of two or more elements:

      a marriage of jazz, pop, blues, and gospel
    • 4. (in pinochle and other card games) a combination of a king and queen of the same suit.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: marriage, plural noun: marriages

    • noun

      the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman):

      the state of being married:

    • as a result of a marriage
    • as husband or wife
    • noun

      the situation in which same-sex couples have the same legal right to marry as opposite-sex couples:
    • noun

      the situation in which same-sex couples have the same legal right to marry as opposite-sex couples:
    • make an offer of marriage to someone
    • noun

      an offer of marriage:
    • noun

      a copy of a marriage license that has been certified after a legal marriage ceremony, bearing details of names, date, etc.
    • noun

      a formal agreement between two people to enter into a marriage:
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