1. a person who is married;
- Example: "we invited several young marrieds"
1. joined in matrimony;
- Example: "a married man"
- Example: "a married couple"
2. of or relating to the state of marriage;
- Example: "marital status"
- Example: "marital fidelity"
- Example: "married bliss"
[syn: marital, matrimonial, married]
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:
Married \Mar"ried\, a. 1. Being in the state of matrimony; having a spouse; wedded; as, a married man or woman; -- of one person. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to marriage; connubial; as, the married state; one's married name. [1913 Webster] 3. Wedded to each other; as, a married couple; John and Joan are no longer married; -- of two people. [PJC] 4. Hence: [fig.] Joined to form one object; united. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Marry \Mar"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Married; p. pr. & vb. n. Marrying.] [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf. Maritral.] 1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place. [1913 Webster] Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 2. To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4. [1913 Webster] A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to marry. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 3. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife. [1913 Webster] Maecenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus] that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to Agrippa, or take away his life. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below. [1913 Webster] Note: We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these uses are equally well authorized; but given in marriage is said only of the woman. [1913 Webster] They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to declare in writing, that the last king [Charles II.] told him he was never married to his mother. --Bp. Lloyd. [1913 Webster] 5. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation. [1913 Webster] Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you. --Jer. iii. 14. [1913 Webster] To marry ropes. (Naut.) (a) To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time. (b) To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
attached \attached\ adj. 1. fastened together. a picnic table with attached benches [WordNet 1.5] 2. being joined in close association; -- of people or organizations. Syn: affiliated, connected [WordNet 1.5] 3. fastened onto another object; -- of objects smaller than the main object. [WordNet 1.5] 4. (Architecture) connected by a common wall or passageway; -- used of buildings. detached [WordNet 1.5] 5. (Biology) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about. an attached oyster vagile Syn: sessile [WordNet 1.5] 6. associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; -- opposite of unattached. Note: Narrower terms include: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married. Also See: loving. Syn: committed. [WordNet 1.5]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "married": affiliate, affiliated, allied, associate, associated, bridal, cabalistic, confederate, confederated, conjugal, connubial, conspiratorial, corporate, coupled, enleagued, epithalamic, federate, federated, husbandly, hymeneal, in cahoots, in league, in partnership, in with, leagued, marital, matched, mated, matrimonial, nuptial, one, paired, partnered, partners with, spousal, teamed, wed, wedded, wifely