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married

Married people are legally committed to each other — they're joined in marriage, or wedded. Even though you may feel emotionally committed to your mate, you need to legally tie the know to be considered married.

A married couple has made an official, legal agreement to be partners. If your many brothers and sisters are all married, it means you have a lot of sisters- and brothers-in-law (the spouses of your siblings). You can also use married to describe things that have something to do with marriage: "Those two are the picture of married bliss." The Latin root of married is maritare, "to wed or to marry."

Definitions of married
  1. adjective
    joined in matrimony
    “a married man”
    “a married couple”
    Synonyms:
    joined, united
    of or relating to two people who are married to each other
    mated
    of or relating to a marriage partner
    ringed
    wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married
    wed, wedded
    having been taken in marriage
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    Antonyms:
    single, unmarried
    not married or related to the unmarried state
    divorced
    of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved
    mateless
    of someone who has no marriage partner
    unwed, unwedded
    of someone who has not been married
    widowed
    single because of death of the spouse
    unmated
    not mated sexually
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  2. adjective
    of or relating to the state of marriage
    married bliss”
    synonyms: marital, matrimonial
  3. noun
    a person who is married
    “we invited several young marrieds
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