verb (intermarries, intermarrying, intermarried)[no object]
- 1(Of people belonging to different races, castes, or religions) become connected by marriage: over the centuries the Greeks intermarried with the nativesMore example sentences
- His people intermarried with the Burmese and gradually adopted the Buddhist religion.
- The Angles, Saxons, Danes, Frisians and other invaders intermarried with the existing Romano-British Celts, Romans, Jutes, Gauls, Greeks and Lombards.
- Many of the Scots who were pioneering the west in the 1800s intermarried with the Lakota while working their way through the mid-west as fur trappers.
- 1.1(Of close relations) marry each other.More example sentences
- There may be regions where one predominates, but Iraqis intermarry and have relations across the country.
- They have been intermarrying for generations, which usually involves stepbrothers and stepsisters marrying one another.
- And all people groups can freely intermarry, resulting in a closer approximation to the genetic richness that would have characterized Noah's family.
More definitions of intermarryDefinition of intermarry in:
- The British & World English dictionary