1. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

- a long and happy marriage

Similar word(s): matrimony, union, wedlock

Definition categories: state

2. two people who are married to each other

- his second marriage was happier than the first

- a married couple without love

Definition categories: group, family

3. the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

- their marriage was conducted in the chapel

Similar word(s): wedding

Definition categories: act, rite, ritual

4. a close and intimate union

- the marriage of music and dance

- a marriage of ideas

Definition categories: state, unification, union

Sentences with marriage as a noun:

- You should enter marriage for love.

- My grandparents' marriage lasted for forty years.

- Pat and Leslie's marriage to each other lasted forty years.

- You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.