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Wife meaning

wife - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A woman; an adult female; - now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.
  2. 2. The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; - correlative of husband.
  3. 3. A married woman; woman.

wife - examples of usage

  1. Care for you- and he has asked you to be his wife? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. I must ask my wife. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. Tell me what it was that my wife said." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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