wife: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wīf), [key]
— n., pl. v., wives wifed, wif•ing.
- a woman joined in marriage to a man; a woman considered in relation to her husband; spouse.
- a woman or except in idioms): old wives' tale.
- to marry (a particular woman): He took an heiress to wife.
- a combining form ofnow unproductive, occurring in compound words that in general designate traditional roles or occupations of women: fishwife; goodwife; housewife; midwife.
- wife (Thesaurus)