HyperDic: wife

English > 1 sense of the word wife:
NOUNperson wife, married womana married woman
wife > pronunciation
Rhymesafterlife ... Yellowknife: 14 rhymes with ayf...
English > wife: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA married woman; a man's partner in marriage.
Synonymmarried woman
InstancesBathsheba(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David
Catherine of Aragon, Catherinefirst wife of Henry VIII
Hathaway, Anne Hathawaywife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
Rachel(Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
Rebecca, Rebekah(Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
RuthThe 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
Narrowerbattle-ax, battle-axeA sharp-tongued domineering wife
crown princessThe wife of a crown prince
first ladyThe wife of a chief executive
golf widowA wife who is left alone much of the time because her husband is playing golf
honest womanA wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time)
housewife, homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the houseA wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
marchionessThe wife or widow of a marquis
matronA married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
mayoressThe wife of a mayor
missus, missisinformal term of address for someone's wife
old ladyYour own wife
sheika, sheikhaThe wife of a sheik
signoraAn Italian title of address equivalent to Mrs. when used before a name
trophy wifeA wife who is an attractive young woman
uxor, ux.(legal terminology) the Latin word for wife
vicereinewife of a viceroy
viscountessA wife or widow of a viscount / viscount
Broaderspouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfA person's partner in marriage
woman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Oppositehusband, hubby, married manA married man
Spanishcónyuge, esposa, esposo, marido, mujer casada, mujer, señora
Catalandona casada, dona, esposa, muller
Adjectiveswifelybefitting or characteristic of a wife

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