Meaning of “marriage” - Learner’s Dictionary

marriage

noun us uk /ˈmærɪdʒ/
Extra Examples
He made a mess of his first marriage.That summer, after six years of marriage, we parted.The priest blessed their marriage.Trust is an essential ingredient in a successful marriage.They remained faithful to each other throughout their long marriage.
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)