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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MAR'RY, verb transitive [Latin mas, maris, a male; Latin vir, a husband, a lord or master.]

1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to join a man and woman for life, and constitute them man and wife according to the laws or customs of a nation. By the laws, ordained clergymen have a right to marry persons within certain limits prescribed.

Tell him he shall marry the couple himself.

2. To dispose of in wedlock.

Mecaenas told Augustus he must either marry his daughter Julia to Agrippa, or take away his life.

[In this sense, it is properly applicable to females only.]

3. To take for husband or wife. We say, a man marries a woman; or a woman marries a man. The first was the original sense, but both are now well authorized.

4. In Scripture, to unite in covenant, or in the closest connection.

Turn, O backsliding children, saith Jehovah, for I am married to you. Jeremiah 3:1.

MAR'RY, verb intransitive To enter into the conjugal state; to unite as husband and wife; to take a husband or a wife.

If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry Matthew 19:9.

I will therefore that the younger women marry 1 Timothy 5:11.

MAR'RY, a term of asseveration, is said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the virgin Mary. It is obsolete.