[mar-i-juh-buh l] /ˈmær ɪ dʒə bəl/
suitable or attractive for marriage:
The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
of an age suitable for marriage:
a marriageable daughter.
(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
1550s, from marriage + -able. Earlier was mariable (mid-15c.). Related: Marriageability.
noun 1. a person who arranges marriages, usually between strangers, for a fee.
- Marriage bureau
noun 1. an agency that provides introductions to single people seeking a marriage partner
noun 1. See under (def 7). [en-koun-ter] /ɛnˈkaʊn tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to come upon or meet with, especially unexpectedly: to encounter a new situation. 2. to meet with or contend against (difficulties, opposition, etc.): We encounter so many problems in our work. 3. to meet (a person, military force, etc.) in conflict: […]
(John 2:1-11) “lasted usually for a whole week; but the cost of such prolonged rejoicing is very small in the East. The guests sit round the great bowl or bowls on the floor, the meal usually consisting of a lamb or kid stewed in rice or barley. The most honoured guests sit nearest, others behind; […]