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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.
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And in Persuasion, written long after its author had passed that watershed and might be expected to consider, as we almost all do here today, that 27 is enviably youthful, the heroine of 27 has lost her "bloom," her marriageableness in the eyes of her community, and the habit of dancing that is the public expression of that marriageableness.