Definition of married adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; ˈmærid
1 having a husband or wifea married man/womanIs he married?a happily married coupleShe's married to John.Rachel and David are getting married on Saturday.How long have you been married?
2 [only before noun] connected with marriageAre you enjoying married life?Her married name (= the family name of her husband) is Jones.3 married to something very involved in something so that you have no time for other activities or interestsMy brother is married to his job.
Usage noteUsage note: Marriage and divorceRomancefall/be (madly/deeply/hopelessly) in love (with somebody)be/believe in/fall in love at first sightbe/find true love/the love of your lifesuffer (from) (the pains/pangs of) unrequited lovehave/feel/show/express great/deep/genuine affection for somebody/somethingmeet/marry your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriendhave/go on a (blind) datebe going out with/(especially North American English) dating a guy/girl/boy/man/womanmove in with/live with your boyfriend/girlfriend/partnerWeddingsget/be engaged/married/divorcedarrange/plan a weddinghave a big wedding/a honeymoon/a happy marriagehave/enter into an arranged marriagecall off/cancel/postpone your weddinginvite somebody to/go to/attend a wedding/a wedding ceremony/a wedding receptionconduct/perform a wedding ceremonyexchange rings/wedding vows/marriage vowscongratulate/toast/raise a glass to the happy couplebe/go on honeymoon (with your wife/husband)celebrate your first (wedding) anniversarySeparation and divorcebe unfaithful to/(informal) cheat on your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriendhave an affair (with somebody)break off/end an engagement/a relationshipbreak up with/split up with/(informal) dump your boyfriend/girlfriendseparate from/be separated from/leave/divorce your husband/wifeannul/dissolve a marriageapply for/ask for/go through/get a divorceget/gain/be awarded/have/lose custody of the childrenpay alimony/child support (to your ex-wife/husband)