wife

Definitions of wife
  1. noun
    a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
    synonyms: married woman
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    Antonyms:
    hubby, husband, married man
    a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
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    Bathsheba
    (Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
    Catherine of Aragon
    first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
    Anne Hathaway
    wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
    Rachel
    (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
    Rebecca
    (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
    Ruth
    the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
    Sarah
    (Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
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    battle-ax, battle-axe
    a sharp-tongued domineering wife
    crown princess
    the wife of a crown prince
    first lady
    the wife of a chief executive
    golf widow
    a wife who is left alone much of the time because her husband is playing golf
    honest woman
    a wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time)
    homemaker, housewife, lady of the house, woman of the house
    a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
    marchioness
    the wife or widow of a marquis
    matron
    a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
    mayoress
    the wife of a mayor
    missis, missus
    informal term of address for someone's wife
    old lady
    your own wife
    sheika, sheikha
    the wife of a sheik
    signora
    an Italian title of address equivalent to Mrs. when used before a name
    trophy wife
    a wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man
    ux., uxor
    (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife
    vicereine
    wife of a viceroy
    viscountess
    a wife or widow of a viscount
    type of:
    better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse
    a person's partner in marriage
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
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