marriageable


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mar·riage·a·ble

 (măr′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
Suitable for marriage: of marriageable age.

mar′riage·a·bil′i·ty, mar′riage·a·ble·ness n.

marriageable

(ˈmærɪdʒəbəl)
adj
(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
ˌmarriageaˈbility, ˈmarriageableness n

mar•riage•a•ble

(ˈmær ɪ dʒə bəl)

adj.
suitable, as in age, for marriage.
[1545–55]
- mar`riage•a•bil′i•ty, mar′riage•a•ble•ness,
n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marriageable - of girls or women who are eligible to marry
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"

marriageable

adjective
Deemed suitable for marriage:
Archaic: marriable.
Translations
صالِح للزَّواج، في سِن الزَّواج
na vdávánína ženění
giftefærdig
házasulandó korú
á giftingaraldri
na vydajna ženenie
evlenebilirevlenecek yaşta

marriageable

[ˈmærɪdʒəbl] ADJcasadero
of marriageable ageen edad de casarse

marriageable

adjheiratsfähig; of marriageable ageim heiratsfähigen Alter

marriageable

[ˈmærɪdʒəbl] adj of marriageable age (woman) → da marito, in età da marito; (man) → che deve prendere moglie

marriage

(ˈmӕridʒ) noun
1. the ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife. Their marriage took place last week; (also adjective) the marriage ceremony.
2. the state of being married; married life. Their marriage lasted for thirty happy years.
3. a close joining together. the marriage of his skill and her judgement.
ˈmarriageable adjective
suitable, or at a proper age, for marriage. He has four marriageable daughters; marriageable age.
marriage licence
a paper giving official permission for a marriage to take place.
References in classic literature ?
Twenty years of age, a charming blonde, with blue eyes, milk-white complexion, and radiant with divine health, Mathilde Stangerson was one of the most beautiful marriageable girls in either the old or the new world.
Not improbably this circumstance wrought a very material change in the public estimation; and had the mother and child remained here, little Pearl at a marriageable period of life might have mingled her wild blood with the lineage of the devoutest Puritan among them all.
Yes; I am keeping them till my daughter is of marriageable age, and then I shall sell them.
What could he and she really know of each other, since it was his duty, as a "decent" fellow, to conceal his past from her, and hers, as a marriageable girl, to have no past to conceal?
For there were many of us, nymphs and marriageable (26) maidens, playing together; and an innumerable company encircled us: from these the Slayer of Argus with the golden wand rapt me away.
When the girls are twelve years old, which among them is the marriageable age, their parents or guardians take them home, with great expressions of gratitude to the professors, and seldom without tears of the young lady and her companions.
When a young man is marriageable he ought to take every means to make himself agreeable.
But she was a hundred at least, and therefore not marriageable, so I don't count her.
I confess I understand very little about all these matters of wills and inheritance; but I do know that since this young man, whom we all used to know as plain Monsieur Pierre, has become Count Bezukhov and the owner of one of the largest fortunes in Russia, I am much amused to watch the change in the tone and manners of the mammas burdened by marriageable daughters, and of the young ladies themselves, toward him, though, between you and me, he always seemed to me a poor sort of fellow.
Certainly such elements in the character of a marriageable girl tended to interfere with her lot, and hinder it from being decided according to custom, by good looks, vanity, and merely canine affection.
She had flirted with all the marriageable officers whom the depots of her country afforded, and all the bachelor squires who seemed eligible.
He was not a marrying man; nor could Saxon blind her eyes to the fact that he was eminently marriageable.