AskDefine | Define unmarried

Dictionary Definition

unmarried adj : not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?" [syn: single] [ant: married]

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  1. Having no husband or wife.




having no husband or wife

Extensive Definition

A person's marital status describes their relationship with a significant other. Some common statuses are:
The number of children may also be specified and, in this case, becomes synonymous with family status. For example: married with no children. Marital status is often a question on censuses, credit card applications, and many different polls. Marital status studied in combination with other factors reveals a marriage gap.
unmarried in German: Familienstand
unmarried in Spanish: Estado civil
unmarried in Dutch: Burgerlijke staat
unmarried in Norwegian: Sivilstand
unmarried in Polish: Stan cywilny
unmarried in Portuguese: Estado civil

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