English noun: marriage
|1.||marriage (state) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)|
|Samples||A long and happy marriage.|
God bless this union.
|Synonyms||matrimony, spousal relationship, union, wedlock|
|Broader (hypernym)||marital status|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bigamy, common-law marriage, cuckoldom, endogamy, exogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage, intermarriage, marriage of convenience, misalliance, monandry, monogamousness, monogamy, open marriage, polygamy, sigeh|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|2.||marriage (group) two people who are married to each other|
|Samples||His second marriage was happier than the first.|
A married couple without love.
|Synonyms||man and wife, married couple|
|Broader (hypernym)||family, family unit|
|Narrower (hyponym)||mixed marriage|
|Member holonym||better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse|
|3.||marriage (act) the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony|
|Samples||Their marriage was conducted in the chapel.|
|Synonyms||marriage ceremony, wedding|
|Broader (hypernym)||rite, ritual|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bridal, civil marriage, espousal, love match, remarriage|
|4.||marriage (state) a close and intimate union|
|Samples||The marriage of music and dance.|
A marriage of ideas.
|Broader (hypernym)||unification, union|