noun, plural wives [wahyvz]. /waɪvz/.
verb (used with or without object), wifed, wif·ing.
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Idioms for wife
Origin of wife
OTHER WORDS FROM wifewifedom, nounwifeless, adjectivewife·less·ness, noun
Definition for wife (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for wife
He wasn’t doing any of that in the fourth quarter, his wife said.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In September, my wife, my three-year-old daughter, Jojo, and I evacuated when southern Oregon’s Almeda Fire started less than a mile from our home.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
My son and his wife visited us recently because a holiday visit might deliver the wrong kind of gift.In a grim year, a November Masters is something to be thankful for|Thomas M. Boswell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
He changes his locks often, he explains, because Pete comes over and steals from him and his wife.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Shortly after her call, the young wife and mother went for a walk and hasn’t been seen since.Agatha Christie fans, take note: Anthony Horowitz has a clever new twist on the classic whodunit|Michael Dirda|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
On his marriage he was compelled to give up playing in public, on account of the objections raised by his wifes relations.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Concern for her physical welfare touched his wifes vanity and appealed to her heart.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
For his wifes and childrens sake he is sorely tempted to commit fraud, to tell falsehoods, and obtain illicit gains.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
During his absence, his wifes maid introduces the lover into her mistress chamber while Amelia sleeps.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
On the second floor was a little salon which gave into his wifes bedroom, from which it formed the only exit.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for wife
noun plural wives (waɪvz)
Derived forms of wife
Word Origin for wife
Idioms and Phrases with wife
see under wives.