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Wife vs. Wive

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Wifenoun

A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.

Wiveverb

(ambitransitive) To marry (a woman).

Wifenoun

The female of a pair of mated animals.

‘A new wife for the gander is introduced into the pen.’;

Wiveverb

(transitive) To provide (someone) with a wife.

Wifenoun

(Scotland) lang=en.

Wiveverb

To marry, as a man; to take a wife.

‘Wherefore we pray you hastily to wive.’;

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Wifenoun

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

‘On the green he saw sitting a wife.’;

Wiveverb

To match to a wife; to provide with a wife.

Wifenoun

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.

‘Let every one you . . . so love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband.’;

Wiveverb

To take for a wife; to marry.

‘I have wived his sister.’;

Wifenoun

a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

Wiveverb

take (someone) as a wife

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Wife

A wife is a woman in a marriage. A woman who has separated from her partner continues to be a wife until the marriage legally dissolves with a divorce judgement.

Wiveverb

marry a woman, take a wife

Wiveverb

provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife

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