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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·troth v. t. [imp. & p. p. Betrothed p. pr. & vb. n. Betrothing.]
 1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.
 He, in the first flower of my freshest age,
 Betrothed me unto the only heir.   --Spenser.
    Ay, and we are betrothed.   --Shak.
 2. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.
    What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her?   --Deut. xx. 7.
 3. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : pledged to be married; "the engaged couple" [syn: affianced,
             bespoken, engaged, pledged]
      n : the person to whom you are engaged