Roget category 9036. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections
the bonds of marriage,
vinculum matrimonii [Lat.],
married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.
match — betrothment etc. (promise) 768 — wedding, nuptials, Hymen, bridal — espousals, spousals — leading to the altar etc. v. — nuptial benediction, epithalamium† — sealing.
torch of Hymen, temple of Hymen — hymeneal altar — honeymoon.
bridesmaid, bridesman†, best man — bride, bridegroom.
married man, married woman, married couple — neogamist†, Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokemate† — husband, man, consort, baron — old man, good man — wife of one's bosom — helpmate, rib, better half, gray mare, old woman, old lady, good wife, goodwife.
feme [Fr.], feme coverte [Fr.] — squaw, lady — matron, matronage, matronhood† — man and wife — wedded pair, Darby and Joan — spiritual wife.
monogamy, bigamy, digamy†, deuterogamy†, trigamy†, polygamy — mormonism — levirate† — spiritual wifery†, spiritual wifeism† — polyandrism† — Turk, bluebeard†.
unlawful marriage, left-handed marriage, morganatic marriage, ill-assorted marriage — mesalliance — mariage de convenance [Fr.].
marriage broker — matrimonial agency, matrimonial agent, matrimonial bureau, matchmaker — schatchen [G.].
take to oneself a wife —
be spliced —
pair off —
get hitched [U.S.],
lead to the hymeneal altar,
take 'for better for worse',"
give one's hand to,
bestow one's hand upon.
marry, join, handfast† — couple etc. (unit) 43 — tie the nuptial knot — give away, give away in marriage — seal — ally, affiance — betroth etc. (promise) 768 — publish the banns, bid the banns — be asked in church.
one bone and one flesh.
engaged, betrothed, affianced.
matrimonial, marital, conjugal, connubial, wedded — nuptial, hymeneal, spousal, bridal.
the gray mare the better horse —
a world-without-end bargain"
[Love's Labor's Lost];
marriages are made in Heaven"
render me worthy of this noble wife"
si qua voles apte nubere nube pari [Lat.]
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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