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Definition of "married" []

  • Having a spouse: a married woman; a married man. (adjective)
  • United in matrimony: a married couple. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the state of marriage: married bliss. (adjective)
  • Acquired through marriage: her married name. (adjective)
  • Closely connected; united. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "married" in a sentence
  • "No, I am not the adopted son of lesbians, I have a biological mother who was married to my father, and I have a step-mother who was also married* to my father."
  • "Mrs. Otway was coming back late to-night, and was to be married -- _married_, to-morrow morning in the Cathedral, to Major"
  • "CONNOTATIVE words, those that suggest more than they say, have more power than ordinary words -- "She _let_ herself be married" expresses more than "She _married_.""