wife

Definitions of wife
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n a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

Synonyms:
married woman
Antonyms:
hubby, husband, married man
a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
Examples:
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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
Types:
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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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