Definition of Wife

1. Noun. A married woman; a man's partner in marriage.




Definition of Wife

1. n. A woman; an adult female; -- now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.

2. n. A woman; an adult female; -- now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.

Definition of Wife

1. Noun. A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse. ¹

2. Noun. The female of a pair of mated animals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wife

1. a woman married to a man [n WIVES] / to wive [v WIFED, WIFING, WIFES] - See also: wive

Medical Definition of Wife

1. Pl; Wives . [OE. Wif, AS. Wif; akin to OFries. & OS. Wif, D. Wijf, G. Weib, OHG. Wib, Icel. Vif, Dan. Viv; and perhaps to Skr. Vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. Vibrare to vibrate, E. Vibrate. Cf. Tacitus, [" Germania" 8]: Inesse quin etiam sanctum aliquid et providum putant, nec aut consilia earum aspernantur aut responsa neglegunt. Cf. Hussy a jade, Woman. 1. A woman; an adult female; now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like. " Both men and wives." "On the green he saw sitting a wife." (Chaucer) 2. The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; correlative of husband. " The husband of one wife." "Let every one you . . . So love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband." (Eph. V. 33) To give to wife, To take to wife, to give or take (a woman) in marriage. Wife's equity, the equitable right or claim of a married woman to a reasonable and adequate provision, by way of settlement or otherwise, out of her choses in action, or out of any property of hers which is under the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, for the support of herself and her children. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wife

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wiener dog
wiener dogs
wiener roast
wiener roasts
wieners
wienerwurst
wienerwursts
wienies
wierangle
wierd
wiery
wiesenboden
wif
wife (current term)
wife-beater
wife-beating question
wife-beating questions
wife-giver
wife-in-law
wife-taker
wife beater
wife beaters
wife carrying
wife up
wifebeater
wifebeaters
wifed
wifedom

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