Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun marriage

4 senses of marriage

Sense 1
marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock -- (the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union")
       => marital status -- (the condition of being married or unmarried)

Sense 2
marriage, married couple, man and wife -- (two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love")
       => family, family unit -- (primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family")

Sense 3
marriage, wedding, marriage ceremony -- (the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel")
       => ritual, rite -- (any customary observance or practice)

Sense 4
marriage -- (a close and intimate union; "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas")
       => union, unification -- (the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union")

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