noun, plural wives [wahyvz] /waɪvz/.
verb (used with or without object), wifed, wif·ing.
Words nearby wife
Idioms for wife
Origin of wife
OTHER WORDS FROM wifewife·dom, nounwife·less, adjectivewife·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for wifes
Neither his wifes illness nor his own had taught him wisdom; he was as restless and unreasonable as ever.Wee Wifie|Rosa Nouchette Carey
The husband may eclipse Christ in the wifes soul, and be counted as her all in all.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
Canon Law gave to the husband the power of compelling the wifes return if, for any cause, she left him.
But, before joining his family, he tried to dissemble his suffering to some extent in order not to increase his wifes grief.Paul and His Dog, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIV)|Charles Paul de Kock
Sales of this character are constantly made, at a small discount, upon chance of the wifes nonsurvival.
British Dictionary definitions for wifes
noun plural wives (waɪvz)
Derived forms of wife
Word Origin for wife
Idioms and Phrases with wifes
see under wives.