WORD FOCUS: marry WORD FOCUS: marry weddingthe ceremony at which people get married bridethe woman who is getting married bridegroom/groomthe man who is getting married the best mana friend of the groom, who helps him and gives a speech bridesmaida woman or girl who helps the bride matron of honourBritish English/honorAmerican Englisha married woman who helps the bride on her wedding day receptionthe meal after the wedding honeymoonthe holiday that people go on after they get married hen nightBritish English/bridal showerAmerican Englisha party before the wedding for the bride stag nightBritish English/bachelor partyAmerican Englisha party before the wedding for the groom proposeto ask someone to marry you get engagedto formally agree to marry each othermarry ➔engagement, divorce
marry into something
to join a family or social group by marrying someone who belongs to it:
She married into a very wealthy family.
marry somebody ↔ off
to find a husband or wife for someone - used in order to show disapproval