W2S2 [ˈmærid] adj
1.) having a husband or a wife
Are you married or single?
They've been married for eight years.
Married men earn 70 percent more than single men.
married to
Nicole is married to my brother.
We're getting married (=marrying) next month.
married couple/man/woman
a happily married man
When she first came to London, she was newly married and out of work.
So, how do you like married life ?
2.) be married to sth
to give most of your time and attention to a job or activity
I was married to my job.
HINT sense 1
Do not say 'be married with' someone or 'get married with' someone. Say be married to someone or get married to someone.
WORD FOCUS: married
single not married
divorced if you are divorced, you have officially ended your marriage to someone
engaged if you are engaged to be married, you have formally agreed to marry someone in the future
widowed if you are widowed, your husband or wife has died
be living together to be living as a couple in the same house without being married
spouse (formal) the person you are married to
partner your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend
marital status whether you are single or married - used on official forms

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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