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Marriage appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • An aloe dive no marriage lives as evil e.g. air Ramone video, Lana.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun marriage:


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Definition of the noun marriage

What does marriage mean as a name of something?

Marriage is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: marriages

  1. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    • example: a long and happy marriage
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of marriage: matrimony / spousal relationship / union / wedlock
    • more generic term: marital status = the condition of being married or unmarried
    • more specific terms:
      • bigamy = the state of having two spouses at the same time
      • common-law marriage = a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
      • intermarriage / inmarriage / endogamy = marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
      • intermarriage / exogamy = marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
      • marriage of convenience = a marriage for expediency rather than love
      • misalliance = an unsuitable alliance
      • monandry = the state of having only one husband at a time
      • monogamousness / monogamy = the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time
      • open marriage = a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
      • cuckoldom = the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
      • polygamy = the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time
      • sigeh = a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship
  2. two people who are married to each other
  3. the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    • example: their marriage was conducted in the chapel
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of marriage: marriage ceremony / wedding
    • more generic words: rite / ritual = any customary observance or practice
    • more specific terms:
  4. a close and intimate union
    • examples: the marriage of music and dance | a marriage of ideas
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: unification / union = the state of being joined or united or linked

Alternative definition of the noun marriage


  1. The state of being married.
  2. The union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
  3. A wedding.
  4. A close union.
  5. A joining of two parts.
  6. [context: poker slang] A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.


Who is Marriage?

Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called matrimony, is the "covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring", and which "has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptised." Catholic matrimonial law, based on Roman law regarding its focus on marriage as a free mutual agreement or contract, became the basis for the marriage law of all European countries, at least up to the Reformation.

  • also known as Кatolički brak, Сакрамент женидбе, Sakrament ženidbe, Sacrement de mariage, Sakrament małżeństwa


Marriage is a musical group.

  • albums: "II", "Ebenezer", "Marriage"


  1. "Marriage" is a play by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, which was first published in 1842.
    • released in (173 years ago)
  2. "Marriage" is a book by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
    • also known as "Marriage; a novel"; Marriage, a novel
  3. "Marriage" is a book by John Peyton Gilbert.
    • subjects: Love, Christian theology, Theology, Christianity, Family, Marriage, Religion


  1. "Marriage" a.k.a. "Vivah" is a 2006 Indian musical romantic film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. The film Starring Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor, it was produced and distributed by the Rajshri Productions. Vivah tells the story of two individuals, and relates their journey from engagement to marriage.
  2. "Marriage" is a 1954 Italian comedy film directed by Antonio Petrucci. It consists of three segments, based on three stage plays by Anton Chekhov.
  3. "Marriage" a.k.a. "Matrimonio" is a film, directed by Carlos Jaureguialzo.


Marriage: “Marriage” is a matching card game played with three decks of cards played in Nepal, Bhutan and Nepali diaspora throughout the world. It is originally thought to have evolved from Rummy, and is based on making sets of three or more matching cards, of the same rank, of the same rank and suit, or of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit.

  • genre: Card game


  1. "Marriage" is the debut album from Canadian rock band Attack in Black, released July 31, 2007. The album was released by Dine Alone Records as both a CD and through digital download. The album won "NXNE Favourite New Indie Record Release" at the 2007 CASBY Awards.
  2. "Marriage" is a musical album of Berry.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Marriage" is a musical album of Satnam Bhatti & Sudesh Kumari.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  4. "Marriage" is a musical single of Gold Panda.
    • released in (4 years ago)


  1. Marriage is a TV program.
    • begun on and completed on (20 years ago)
    • 50 episodes
    • country: South Korea
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Television Director nomination for Oh Jong-Rok
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Television Director, received by Oh Jong-Rok
  2. Marriage a.k.a. Conflict of marriage laws is the conflict of laws regarding marriage in different jurisdictions. When marriage-related issues arise between couples with diverse backgrounds, questions as to which legal systems and norms should be applied to the relationship naturally follow with various potentially applicable systems frequently conflicting with one another.

Phrases with Marriage

Phrases starting with the word Marriage:

  1. marriage bed
  2. Marriage Lite
  3. marriage mart
  4. marriage offer
  5. Marriage Agency
  6. marriage broker
  7. Marriage Finger
  8. marriage licence
  9. marriage license

Phrases ending with the word Marriage:

  1. Gay Marriage
  2. open marriage
  3. Sham marriage
  4. Work Marriage
  5. civil marriage
  6. Group marriage
  7. mixed marriage
  8. Royal Marriage
  9. White Marriage
  10. Plural marriage
  11. outside marriage

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Marriage

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Google previewA Study Guide for Chinua Achebe's "Marriage is a Private Affair"

by Gale, Cengage Learning

"Marriage Is a Private Affair" is a short story by the renowned Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. It was first published in 1952 under the title "The Old Order in Conflict with the New" in the University Herald of University College, Ibadan, Nigeria, ...

Google previewMarriage Is a Big Deal! (2014)

by George R. Tynes

Marriage is a business partnership that requires training in business and finances Marriage is a trust with a forgiveness bail out plan.

Google previewMarriage Is the Devil's Playhouse (2002)

by Anne Stone

Six hours ago Daddy left 32 Marriage is the Devil's Playhouse.

Google previewIntercultural Communication (2012)

Impacts on Marriage and Family Relationships by Youd Sinh Chao

Marriage is a heavenly ordained gift of love.

Marriage is an interesting and challenging lifelong journey.

Google previewChurch and State in Communist Poland (2010)

A History, 1944-1989 by Marian S. Mazgaj

Marriage is the legitimate union ofman and wife for permanent physical and spiritual companionship.1 Marriage is also “an institution and design of God,

Google previewAfrican Religions & Philosophy (1990)

by John S. Mbiti

Marriage is a complex affair with economic, social and religious aspects which often overlap so firmly that they cannot be separated from one another. We shall deal briefly...

For African peoples, marriage is the focus of existence. It is the point ...

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Marriage is the comfort of the considerate and prudent, but the torment of the inconsiderate and self-willed.

Google previewAn Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage (2001)

Marriage is a spiritual association, subject to the creed, code, cult, and canons of the religious community. Marriage is a social estate, subject to special state laws of property, inheritance, and evidence, and to the expectations and exactions of ...

Google previewMarriage and Metaphor (2009)

Constructions of Gender in Rabbinic Literature by Gail Susan Labovitz

Marriage is an On-Going Journey ("spouses go 'through the good and the bad' together; and they make progress.

Marriage is a Durable Bond Between Two People ("The secureness of this bond ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield


Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Because women have had unequal access to wages and financial capital, heterosexual marriage also provides protection from or a way out of prostitution as an economic necessity. However, viewing marriage and prostitution as opposing ...

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Quotes about Marriage

I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship. (Helen Reddy)
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Scrabble value of M3A1R1R1I1A1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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