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marriage US English

The legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions, two people of the same sex) as partners in a relationship

marriage US Thesaurus

a proposal of marriage

by marriage US English

As a result of a marriage

in marriage US English

As husband or wife

gay marriage US English

Marriage between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions)

open marriage US English

A marriage or relationship in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others

civil marriage US English

A marriage solemnized as a civil contract without religious ceremony

marriage broker US English

(In a culture where arranged marriages are customary) a person who arranges marriages for a fee

marriage bureau US English

An establishment which arranges introductions between people who want to get married

marriage lines US English

A marriage certificate

mixed marriage US English

A marriage between people of different races or religions

arranged marriage US English

A marriage planned and agreed to by the families or guardians of the bride and groom, who have little or no say in the matter themselves

marriage guidance US English

(In the UK) counselling of married couples who have problems in their relationship

marriage license US English

A license that a couple must obtain before getting married

propose marriage US English

Make an offer of marriage to someone

same-sex marriage US English

Marriage between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions)

shotgun marriage US English

An enforced or hurried wedding, especially because the bride is pregnant

starter marriage US English

A short-lived first marriage between young adults, viewed as a form of preparation for a subsequent, more lasting one with different partners

marriage certificate US English

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

marriage settlement US English

A legal arrangement by which property is given or secured when a couple get married

jactitation of marriage US English

False declaration that one is married to a specified person

marriage of convenience US English

A marriage concluded to achieve a practical purpose

Marriage of the Adriatic US English

A ceremony formerly held on Ascension Day in Venice to symbolize the city’s sea power, during which the doge dropped a ring into the water from his official barge

give US English

(Of a man) sanction the marriage of (his daughter) to someone

by marriage in marriage US English

As a result of a marriage

in marriage in marriage US English

As husband or wife

propose marriage in propose US English

Make an offer of marriage to someone

intermarriage US English

Marriage between people of different races, castes, or religions

marriage portion in portion US English

A dowry given to a bride at her marriage

portion US Thesaurus

the upper portion of the chimney

jactitation of marriage in jactitation1 US English

False declaration that one is married to a specified person

marriage of convenience in marriage US English

A marriage concluded to achieve a practical purpose


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