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From Middle English maried, imaried, mariet, past participle of Middle English marien (to marry), equivalent to marry +‎ -ed.

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married (not comparable)

  1. In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband.
    Synonyms: (archaic) autem, wed, wedded
    Antonyms: single, unmarried
    Are you married or single?
  2. (figuratively) Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse.
    married to one's work
    married to an idea

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  1. simple past and past participle of marry

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married (plural marrieds)

  1. A married person.
    • 2001, Charles A. Jaffe, The Right Way to Hire Financial Help, page 11:
      A perfect example is life insurance. Most people starting out don't need it; you should only insure what you can't afford to lose or replace, and singles or young marrieds without a lot of assets frequently don't require coverage.

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