Date: 1200-1300
Language: French
Origin: mariage, from marier; MARRY


mar‧riage S2 W2
1 [uncountable and countable] the relationship between two people who are married, or the state of being marriedCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
happy/unhappy marriage mixed marriage (=between people of different races or religions) arranged marriage (=your parents choose the person who you marry) loveless marriage a marriage breaks down (=it ends because of disagreements) the breakdown/break-up of your marriage (=the end of your marriage) sex before marriage/outside marriage be born outside marriage (=be born when your parents are not married) propose marriage formal (=ask someone to marry you) consummate a marriage (=make your marriage complete by having sex) annul a marriage formal (=a court or church leader officially ends a marriage)
She has three daughters from a previous marriage.
One in three marriages ends in divorce.
marriage to
his marriage to Marilyn Monroe
marriage between
In Denmark they have legalized marriage between gay couples.
They have a very happy marriage.
children of mixed marriages
Women were often forced into arranged marriages.
She felt trapped in a loveless marriage.
She moved to London after the break-up of her marriage.
My parents disapprove of sex before marriage.
More than half of all births in the region are outside marriage.
2 [countable] the ceremony in which two people get married [= wedding]:
The marriage took place at St Bartholomew's church.

by marriage

SSF if you are related to someone by marriage, they are married to someone in your family, or you are married to someone in theirs:
her cousin by marriage

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