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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a married couple
▪ Under the new rules, a married couple will now receive £20 a week extra.
a newly married couple (=having married not long ago)
▪ Many newly married couples cannot afford to buy their own homes.
engaged to be married
▪ She is engaged to be married.
happily married
▪ I’m a happily married man.
married quarters (=houses where soldiers live with their wives)
▪ Most of the officers live in married quarters.
marry/get married in a church
▪ I’d like to get married in a church.
▪ Daisy already married - but a runaway marriage, a family scandal.
▪ You see, he was already married, with a child.
▪ She fell in love with him but, on discovering he was already married, she retired to a nunnery.
▪ Trouble is, of course, they're already married.
▪ There's Jane Eyre where the wedding is interrupted by some one who says the groom is already married.
▪ She was only 16; he was already married to the last schoolgirl he had eloped with, poor Harriet Westbrook.
▪ The problem was finding such a man who wasn't already married.
▪ You asked me how I stayed happily married and I replied.
▪ He has a daughter of 23 by his first marriage and is happily married to his second wife Jenny.
▪ When they met she was happily married to her first husband Laurie Brown, a member of Manchester United's back-room staff.
▪ Pagan and I are happily married, with babies as well as jobs.
▪ She was a large lady, happily married with three kids, without a chemical trace of inhibition in her body.
▪ He was a quiet, apparently happily married man with no enemies.
▪ Once again, I was restless and unfulfilled, though I now had a successful business and was happily married.
▪ He was a short, energetic man, modest in his tastes and happily married, though childless.
▪ The figures actually suggest that of the women compositors employed in 1910, at least 25 percent never married.
▪ There were nevertheless many women who never married.
▪ MacLauchlan never married, lodging in the Lambeth and Clapham areas of London when not engaged on archaeological work.
▪ Amongst never married women the period increased only slightly from 18 months in 1979 to 19 months in 1987.
▪ He never married, and died 4 August 1701.
▪ Hannah never married and never had a close relationship, but she had her dreams.
▪ Mary and Anna never married, however.
▪ It's why he never married again, never courted female company.
▪ But no one there had ever heard of the Arektenje area of Jaffa where the newly married Damiani had bought his home.
▪ It was hardly a situation conducive to producing a relaxed and committed rugby player, just newly married.
▪ She might be only acting the part of a young lady newly married, but she did it superbly well.
▪ He is now married and lives in Kent.
▪ Photographed when engaged, she is now married to Peter Bell from Kilmarnock.
▪ He is now married and is the proud father of a three week old baby boy.
▪ Richard now married Berengaria in a wedding long remembered for its splendour.
▪ All the friends she had made at school were now married.
▪ The parents of these children were now married.
▪ The proportion of out-of-wedlock births has increased so much mainly because the number of births to married couples has sharply declined.
▪ Accommodation for married couples is scarce and expensive.
▪ As a result, a single pensioner has lost £17 a week under the Government while a married couple have lost £28.
▪ For instance, a married couple may want a bigger and better house, so they are motivated into purchasing one.
▪ By 1988, married couples with children made up no more than 26 percent of all households in Britain.
▪ This poster of 1906 lists opportunities for families, married couples, single people and boys.
▪ Imagine a married couple who are estranged from one another, yet who both wistfully long for reconciliation.
▪ There is no way Dona could have left her married life and children behind to sail the seas with pirate lover.
▪ She had been a virgin when she married, had stayed faithful all her married life.
▪ Ironically, during that time, Charles and Diana enjoyed the happiest period of their married life.
▪ As women increasingly spend some of their married lives in careers, it follows also that they have more economic power.
▪ It was all so different from her own married life.
▪ Meanwhile the man of course, is leading his married life and is hardly affected at all.
▪ Our married life has truly begun, and every day it will get better.
▪ Admittedly they were only nineteen, but surely, he reasoned, there must be more to married life than this?
▪ A married man with two children!
▪ In May, conscription was extended to married men.
▪ The General Household Survey in 1979 found that only 20 percent of economically active married men supported a dependent wife and children.
▪ A married man living with his wife may also be able to claim part of the married couple's allowance.
▪ Not only boys either, men too, married men, old enough to know better.
▪ The married men did, after all, tend to get more consideration.
▪ As a married man over 75 and on a modest income, you are allowed the first £6,875 free of tax.
▪ Over the past 12 years, the take-home pay of a married man with two children has increased by more than 30 percent.
▪ At the beginning of the century, there were more single than married people.
▪ No, it wasn't a conventional marriage but we gave each other what a lot of married people don't: freedom.
▪ Meanwhile he looked with bewilderment at the married people he knew, particularly his parents.
▪ What do married people tell each other?
▪ Isn't that what old married people do, to avoid trouble?
▪ The decision to include married people in this was both practically and theoretically crucial.
▪ This gave married women independent status as taxpayers, i.e. they could control their own tax affairs.
▪ Older married women are less likely than men to receive a National Insurance retirement pension in their own right.
▪ In those days married women didn't work, so for her it was the ideal solution.
▪ In contrast, if a married woman were unfaithful to her husband she might have to die for Izzat to be restored.
▪ In particular, there are complex rules which disadvantage married women.
▪ She is a married woman of intelligence and maturity with twenty years' experience.
▪ In this country, married women with no work outside the home are entitled to precisely nothing!
▪ After thirty-two years of married life Barbara had no illusions left.
▪ Geraldine was married to the richest man in France and still pretended she couldn't afford a new outfit.
▪ Is Robertson your married name?
▪ More and more married women were returning to the workplace.
▪ Richard is happily married with two young children.
▪ We've been married for 25 years.
▪ Aged 53, married, no children.
▪ And Liz is married to my brother, after all.
▪ But now she's all married and stuff.
▪ But the scale of these effects, especially for married men, is small.
▪ I went downstairs and they told me they had just got married.
▪ Nick personable, Eton educated, slightly big boyish looking is 30 and married with two very young children.
▪ There is no way Dona could have left her married life and children behind to sail the seas with pirate lover.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

attached \attached\ adj.

  1. fastened together. a picnic table with attached benches

  2. being joined in close association; -- of people or organizations.

    Syn: affiliated, connected

  3. fastened onto another object; -- of objects smaller than the main object.

  4. (Architecture) connected by a common wall or passageway; -- used of buildings. detached

  5. (Biology) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about. an attached oyster vagile

    Syn: sessile

  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.


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]

  2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached.

    Note: [Narrower terms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married]

    Syn: attached.

  3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"formally wedded," late 14c., from past participle of marry (v.).

  1. 1 In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband. 2 (context figuratively English) Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse n. A married person. v

  2. (en-pastmarry)

  1. adj. joined in matrimony; "a married man"; "a married couple" [ant: unmarried]

  2. of or relating to the state of marriage; "marital status"; "marital fidelity"; "married bliss" [syn: marital, matrimonial]

  1. v. take in marriage [syn: get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse]

  2. perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: wed, tie, splice]

  3. [also: married]


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Married (radio series)

Married is a BBC radio comedy with science fiction themes, first aired on BBC Radio 4. The main character is Robin Lightfoot, a confirmed bachelor with a successful architectural practice, who wakes up one day in a parallel universe in which he is married with two children. Unfortunately his counterpart in the parallel universe, who has evidently been swapped into our universe, is a cad, a womanizer, a swindler and possibly a murderer. Only the younger of the two children, Ned, believes Robin's story, largely because he reads about parallel universes in comic books.

Apart from his previously unknown wife Leslie, and the children Maxine and Ned, Robin finds the new universe populated by people he already knows, but who are different. His former business partner Dirk is still his partner in this universe, but the business is writing greeting card messages, and Dirk, who is married in our universe, is an unmarried sexual addict in the alternate one.

The ruling monarch is a King John, son of King Richard who dies during the first series. Richard was apparently the son of Edward VIII who got cold feet at the last minute when about to abdicate. King John, however, is openly gay so the prospects for an immediate heir are not good. While as Prince John he was known as an adventurer, setting records for ballooning, soon after his coronation he abandons the Royal spouse in favour of his gay lover, who was also his partner in his adventures.

The place where Robin lives, an alternate Surrey, is economically depressed while North East England is prosperous. Some forms of alcohol are illegal, while marijuana is legal.

Famous people in our universe are re-imagined for satirical effect. Tony Blair is the leader of the Conservative Party which is currently out of power, the government being in the hands of the Liberal Democrats. Stephen Fry is a Royal Biographer, and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark is a homeless waif who sets fire to telephone boxes. Art critic Brian Sewell is the celebrated designer and manufacturer of ultra-modern "S-plan" furniture. TV presenter John Humphrys is an outrageous performance artist who likes to perform naked.

The show was written by Tony Bagley.

Married (disambiguation)

Married may refer to:

  • Marital status, the state of being married (or otherwise legally partnered) or unmarried (divorced, widowed, or single and never married)
  • Marriage, union of individuals that creates kinship
  • Married (radio series), BBC radio comedy with science fiction themes
  • Married... with Children, an American comedy television series.
  • Married pair, a set of two railroad cars or locomotives which are permanently coupled and treated as if they were a single unit, also called a twin unit
  • Married (TV series), an American television series on FX
Married (TV series)

Married is an American comedy series created by Andrew Gurland, which aired on FX from July 17, 2014 to October 1, 2015. The series stars Judy Greer, Nat Faxon, Jenny Slate, and Brett Gelman. On September 30, 2014, FX renewed Married for a 13 episode second season which premiered on July 16, 2015. On October 26, 2015, FX cancelled the series after two seasons and 23 episodes.

Usage examples of "married".

Indeed, the best accredited and most popular couples would take a start away from their companions and acquaintances, and ride ten miles or so to be married privately, and so escape all ceremony.

Guizot justified himself by alleging that, inasmuch as the queen was married first, although her sister was married immediately after, the ceremonial was not celebrated at the same time!

CD, with the drag queens, the talk shows only serve to heighten the ambivalence about cross-dressing: Is the true CD a stable, middle-aged, married white-collar worker or is he a flamboyant, effeminate homosexual who takes female hormones and has breast implants?

Thinking that I might wish to settle in France, he left me at his departure, together with the papers establishing my identity, a letter promising, if he approved of my choice, 150,000 livres per annum from the day I was married.

Khnumu seduced and married the two fairies of the neighbouring cataract--Anukit the constrainer, who compresses the Nile between its rocks at Philse and at Syene, and Satit the archeress, who shoots forth the current straight and swift as an arrow.

All the young debutantes this season, all the young men who do want to get married, their mamas and papas and other assorted escorts, and a few scoundrels like our sweet Jeremy whom you should avoid.

Essex, she and her parents and her elder sister, married now and living in Canada, and she went home regularly to Wendens Ambo, sometimes with Bruce, sometimes alone, although she was going to miss that for a while, as they had left only a week ago to drive to Switzerland.

She was on her way to be married when her party was ambushed by the slavers.

The younger Ballenger brother had been a rounder and a half, and he was married?

His and hers, for Vanni, if she remembered him at all, was probably living under the protection of a wealthy balletomane or even married to a dancer with hamstrings like hawsers and long hair.

We are to be married, here in London, as soon as the banns have been called.

Unhappily, the baronet, who by some fatality never could see when he was winning the battle, thought proper in his wisdom to water the dryness of his sermon with a little jocoseness, on the subject of young men fancying themselves in love, and, when they were raw and green, absolutely wanting to be--that most awful thing, which the wisest and strongest of men undertake in hesitation and after self-mortification and penance-- married!

For his part, Drehkos had then been well content to accept the baronetcy which was the patrimony of a second son of his sept of Clan Daiviz and the very munificent maintenance income which the new komees generously and most unexpectedly offered to furnish his brother until he was well married or had otherwise made his fortune.

He--Eric Hansen--knew what the Captain and passengers only suspected, that Anne Bedo detested the man she had married.

Shall I begrudge to my darlings the happiness that I have known in the too swiftly fleeting years of our married life?