- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the state of being joined as husband and wife.
Their marriage lasted for fifty years.
- similar words:
||the ceremony in which a man and a woman are joined as husband and wife; wedding.
After the marriage, guests were invited to dance and eat wedding cake.
- union, wedding
||connection, hand, union
The word marriage
contains the following part:
that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
More about this word part:
The suffix -age
attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age
, store + -age
) Some nouns ending in -age
are loan words from French (voyage
) whose bases are Latin roots.