verb (used without object), wived, wiv·ing.
verb (used with object), wived, wiv·ing.
Origin of wive
Examples from the Web for wive
You see, when a man hides his wive's corset and petticoat, it is governin' without the "consent of the governed."Sweet Cicely|Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
At six a-clock my ink freezes so that I can hardly write by a good fire in my Wive's Chamber.Woman's Life in Colonial Days|Carl Holliday
Ought the young to wive with the old—the pale-face with the red-skin—the Christian with the heathen?The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
"I will not wive the daughter of a man hunted of society, and avoided by all;" he doggedly answered.The Headsman|James Fenimore Cooper
Some say it wuz because Deacon Henshaw wuz present for the first time after his wive's death.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
British Dictionary definitions for wive
Word Origin for wive
Word Origin and History for wive
"to marry (a woman)," Old English wifian, from wif "woman" (see wife). Cf. Middle Dutch wiven.