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married

Syllabification: mar·ried
Pronunciation: /ˈmerēd
 
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Definition of married in English:

adjective

1(Of two people) united in marriage: a married couple
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  • Studies of couple interventions have emphasized married couples as the research participants and intended consumers.
  • The couple has been married two years, and their biggest challenge is staying on track while anticipating major life changes.
  • And in a deposition, she said she would not perform the procedure on a legally married gay couple.
1.1(Of one person) having a husband or wife: a happily married man
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  • He lives behind his wife and a married daughter.
  • The objector said spouse is a term widely recognized in Georgia as applying only to one's legally married husband or wife.
  • The wives of married troops were also commonly involved with other soldiers, civilians or slave labourers.
1.2Of or relating to marriage: married life
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  • The media will be waiting to see how the couple interact in their married life.
  • And while everyone around wished the couple a happy married life, one of the guests decided to be a little cheeky.
  • The couple seemed destined for married bliss when they wed 32 years but then Janet's mother, Marjorie, moved in.
Synonyms
1.3Closely combined or linked: in the seventeenth century, science was still married to religion
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  • It must be said however, that materialism as a philosophy is largely developing through science, while idealism is sort of married to religion.
  • But his passion for science is only fully manifested when it is married to religion.
  • In previous instances when hi-tech visuals have been so closely married to music, it's usually been of the electronica type.

plural noun

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A married person: we were young marrieds during World War Two
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  • We faced a 200 mile drive to South Devon for what would be a glorious, sunsoaked honeymoon, doing the tedious lovey-dovey things that young marrieds like us do.
  • I'd ring on Saturday morning, when many young marrieds are out watching their children play soccer, cricket or basketball, and most young singles are hungover and off the hook.
  • But they are more compatible than most young marrieds.

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