verb (used without object), wived, wiv·ing.
verb (used with object), wived, wiv·ing.
Words nearby wive
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)