(1) The act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
"Their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
(2) Two people who are married to each other
"His second marriage was happier than the first"
"A married couple without love"
(3) The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
"A long and happy marriage"
"God bless this union"
(4) A close and intimate union
"The marriage of music and dance"
"A marriage of ideas"
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- The state of being married.
- The union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
- A wedding.
- You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.
- A close union.
- A joining of two parts.
- A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
- For a detailed discussion of marriage as an institution, with its traditions, its norms, and the accompanying legal rights and obligations, please consult the Wikipedia article on marriage.