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



    BrE BrE//ˈmærid//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærid//
    Middle age, Marriage
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  1. 1  having a husband or wife a married man/woman Is he married? a happily married couple She's married to John. Rachel and David are getting married on Saturday. How long have you been married? opposite unmarried CollocationsMarriage and divorceRomance fall/​be (madly/​deeply/​hopelessly) in love (with somebody) be/​believe in/​fall in love at first sight be/​find true love/​the love of your life suffer (from) (the pains/​pangs of) unrequited love have/​feel/​show/​express great/​deep/​genuine affection for somebody/​something meet/​marry your husband/​wife/​partner/​fiancé/fiancée/​boyfriend/​girlfriend have/​go on a (blind) date be going out with/(especially North American English) dating a guy/​girl/​boy/​man/​woman move in with/​live with your boyfriend/​girlfriend/​partnerWeddings get/​be engaged/​married/​divorced arrange/​plan a wedding have a big wedding/​a honeymoon/​a happy marriage have/​enter into an arranged marriage call off/​cancel/​postpone your wedding invite somebody to/​go to/​attend a wedding/​a wedding ceremony/​a wedding reception conduct/​perform a wedding ceremony exchange rings/​wedding vows/​marriage vows congratulate/​toast/​raise a glass to the happy couple be/​go on honeymoon (with your wife/​husband) celebrate your first (wedding) anniversarySeparation and divorce be unfaithful to/(informal) cheat on your husband/​wife/​partner/​fiancé/fiancée/​boyfriend/​girlfriend have an affair (with somebody) break off/​end an engagement/​a relationship break up with/​split up with/ (informal) dump your boyfriend/​girlfriend separate from/​be separated from/​leave/​divorce your husband/​wife annul/​dissolve a marriage apply for/​ask for/​go through/​get a divorce get/​gain/​be awarded/​have/​lose custody of the children pay alimony/​child support (to your ex-wife/​husband) See related entries: Middle age, Marriage
  2. 2  [only before noun] connected with marriage Are you enjoying married life? Her married name (= the family name of her husband) is Jones. See related entries: Marriage
  3. 3married to something very involved in something so that you have no time for other activities or interests My brother is married to his job.
  4. Word Familymarry verbmarriage nounmarried adjective (unmarried)Extra examples I wouldn’t have felt properly married if it hadn’t been a church wedding. She’s married to an actor. The newly married couple left for their honeymoon in Spain. When did you get married? a married man/​woman/​couple
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