Wife - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪf|  American pronunciation of the word wife
Brit.  |waɪf|  British pronunciation of the word wife


- a married woman; a man's partner in marriage


We met him and his wife.

...a husband and wife who treat each other as equals in their marriage...

He had two children by his first wife.

Have you met my wife?

He threatened to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend.

His wife was sitting by him.

He paced up and down the hall, waiting for news about his wife's operation.

My wife and I both love to dance.

The now famous photograph of an American sailor kissing his young wife

The driver's wife and two other passengers were injured in the accident.

The young man and his new wife

He's devoted to his wife and family.

He was accused of ordering the murder of his wife.

He met his wife at work.

He made a donation to the school in memory of his late wife.

Word forms

singular: wife
plural: wives
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