Meaning of “marriage” - Learner’s Dictionary

marriage

noun uk us /ˈmærɪdʒ/
RELATIONSHIP [ C, U ]

B1 the legal relationship of a man and a woman being a husband and a wife:

a happy marriage
CEREMONY [ C ]

B1 the ceremony where people become a husband and a wife:

(Definition of “marriage” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)