Dictionary.com

wive

[ wahyv ]
/ waɪv /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: wive / wives on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), wived, wiv·ing.
to take a wife; marry.
verb (used with object), wived, wiv·ing.
to take as wife; marry.
to provide with a wife.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of wive

before 900; Middle English wiven,Old English wīfian, derivative of wīf;see wife
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use wive in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wive

wive
/ (waɪv) /

verb archaic
to marry (a woman)
(tr) to supply with a wife

Word Origin for wive

Old English gewīfian, from wīf wife
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK