marriage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “marriage” in the English Dictionary

"marriage" in British English

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uk   /ˈmær.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈmer-/

marriage noun (TWO PEOPLE)

B1 [C or U] a ​legallyacceptedrelationship between two ​people in which they ​live together, or the ​officialceremony that ​results in this: They had a ​long and happy marriage. She went to ​live in another ​state after the ​break-up of her marriage. She has two ​daughters by her first marriage. the marriage ​ceremonymarriage of convenience a marriage in which the ​partners have ​married, not because they ​love each other, but in ​order to get an ​advantage, such as the ​right to ​live in the other partner's ​country
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marriage noun (COMBINATION)

[C] a ​combination of two or more things: His ​music is a marriage ofjazz, ​blues, and ​pop.
(Definition of marriage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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marriagenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmær·ɪdʒ/
a ​legallyacceptedrelationship between a man and a woman in which they ​live as ​husband and ​wife, or the ​officialceremony which ​results in this: [C] a ​long and ​happy marriage
(Definition of marriage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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