marriage [mar-ij] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||legal joining of two people; a union|
|Synonyms:||alliance, amalgamation, association, confederation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, coupling, espousal, holy matrimony, link, match, mating, matrimony, merger, monogamy, nuptials, pledging, sacrament, spousal, tie, tie that binds, wedded bliss, wedded state, wedding, wedding bells, wedding ceremony, wedlock|
|Category:||1. Social Affections|
marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum matrimonii, nuptial tie., married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation; the old ball and chain., match; betrothment (promise); wedding, nuptials, Hymen, bridal; espousals, spousals; leading to the altar; nuptial benediction, epithalamium; sealing., torch of Hymen, temple of Hymen; hymeneal altar; honeymoon., bridesmaid, bridesman; bride, bridegroom. married man, married woman, married couple; neogamist, Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokemate; husband, man, consort, baron; old man, good man; wife of one's bosom; helpmate, rib, better half, gray mare, old woman, old lady, good wife, goodwife., feme, feme coverte; squaw, lady; matron, matronage, matronhood; man and wife; wedded pair, Darby and Joan; spiritual wife., monogamy, bigamy, digamy, deuterogamy, trigamy, polygamy; mormonism; levirate; spiritual wifery, spiritual wifeism; polyandrism; Turk, bluebeard., unlawful marriage, left-handed marriage, morganatic marriage, ill-assorted marriage; mesalliance; marriage de convenance., marriage broker; matrimonial agency, matrimonial agent, matrimonial bureau; schatchen.
|Antonyms:||celibacy (singleness); divorce|
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