Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
MARRIAGE, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, marriageability; vinculum matrimonii [L.], nuptial tie, nuptial knot; match; betrothment (promise) [See Promise]
married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.
WEDDING, nuptials, Hymen, bridal, espousals, spousals; leading to the altar &c. v.; nuptial benediction, epithalamium; sealing.
torch -, temple- of Hymen; saffron -veil, - robe; hymeneal altar; honeymoon.
bridesmaid, maid of honor, matron of honor; usher, best man, bridesman, groomsman; bride, bridegroom.
MARRIED MAN, neogamist [obs.], Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokemate, husband, man, consort, baron [old law & her.], goodman [archaic or dial.], old man.
MARRIED WOMAN, wife, wife of ones bosom, wedded wife, rib [dial. & sportive], helpmeet, helpmate, better half, gray mare, goodwife [archaic or dial.], old woman [vulgar].
feme, - covert [law]; lady [obs. or uncultivated]; squaw; matron, matronship, matronage, matronhood.
MARRIED COUPLE, man and wife, wedded pair, wedded couple, Darby and Joan, Philemon and Baucis.
AFFINITY, soul-mate; spiritual wife, spiritual husband.
[KINDS OF MARRIAGE] monogamy, monogyny; bigamy, digamy, deuterogamy; trigamy; polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, polyandrism; Mormonism, spiritual wifery (or wifeism); levirate.
harem, seraglio; Mormon.
monogamist, monogynist, bigamist &c.; Turk, Bluebeard.
unlawful -, left-handed -, morganatic -, ill-assorted- marriage; mésalliance [F.], mariage de convenance [F.].
MARRIAGE BROKER, matchmaker, professional matchmaker, schatchen [Yiddish]; matrimonial -agency, - agent, - bureau.
MARRY, wive, take to oneself a wife; be married, be spliced [colloq.]; go off, go to the world [obs.], pair off; wed, espouse, lead to the hymeneal altar, take for better for worse, give ones hand to, bestow ones hand upon.
marry, join, handfast [archaic]; couple (unite) [See Junction]; be made one; tie the nuptial knot; give away, give in marriage; seal; affy, affiance; betroth (promise) [See Promise]; publish -, call -, proclaim -, bid- the banns, be asked in church.
remarry, rewed; intermarry, interwed.
MARRIED &c. v.; one, one bone and one flesh.
ENGAGED, betrothed, affianced.
MATRIMONIAL, marital, conjugal, connubial, wedded; nuptial, hymeneal, spousal, bridal; monogamous &c.
The gray mare the better horse.
A world-without-end bargain.Loves Labors Lost
Marriages are made in Heaven.Tennyson
Render me worthy of this noble wife.Julius Cæsar
Si qua voles apte nubere nube pari.Ovid
He for God only, she for God in him.Milton
Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown!Tempest
Procure the vicar To stay for me at church twixt twelve and one.Merry Wives
Good luck Shall fling her old shoe after.Tennyson