married Definition

  • 1having a husband or wife
  • 2related to marriage

Using married: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "married" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    They have been happily married for 20 years.

  • Example

    He is getting married next month.

  • Example

    She is married to a doctor.

  • Example

    Married couples often face challenges in their relationships.

married Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for married

Antonyms for married

Idioms Using married

  • to help someone find a spouse and get married


    Her parents are trying to get her married off before she turns 30.

  • marry up

    to marry someone who is of a higher social class or has more money than oneself


    She married up when she married the CEO of the company.

  • to become part of a family or group through marriage


    She married into a wealthy family and now enjoys a luxurious lifestyle.

Phrases with married

  • to become husband and wife in a legal or formal ceremony


    They are planning to get married next year.

  • the state of being married and living together as a couple


    Married life can be challenging, but also very rewarding.

  • the surname that a woman takes when she gets married


    She changed her married name after she got married.

Origins of married

from Old English 'ge-mǣre', meaning 'having a husband or wife'


Summary: married in Brief

The term 'married' [ˈmærid] refers to the state of having a husband or wife, and is related to the institution of marriage. It is often used in phrases like 'get married,' 'married life,' and 'married name.' 'Married' can also be used idiomatically, as in 'get someone married off,' 'marry up,' and 'marry into something.'

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