Search Result for "affianced":
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
committed \committed\ adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of uncommitted. Note: [Narrower terms: bound up, involved, wrapped up; dedicated, devoted; pledged, sworn] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached. Note: [Narrower terms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married] [Also See: loving.] Syn: attached. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution. [WordNet 1.5]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
affiance \af*fi"ance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. affianced ([a^]f*f[imac]"anst); p. pr. & vb. n. affiancing ([a^]f*f[imac]"an*s[i^]ng).] [Cf. OF. afiancier, fr. afiance.] 1. To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise (one's self or another) in marriage. [1913 Webster] To me, sad maid, he was affianced. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To assure by promise. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "affianced": assured, betrothed, bound, bride-to-be, committed, compromised, contracted, engaged, fiance, fiancee, future, guaranteed, intended, obligated, pledged, plighted, promised, sworn, underwritten, warrantedThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
AFFIANCED, pp. Fitted with an ankle-ring for the ball-and-chain.