American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To marry (a woman).
- v. To provide a wife for.
- v. To marry a woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To marry, as a man; to take a wife.
- v. To match to a wife; to provide with a wife.
- v. To take for a wife; to marry.
- v. take (someone) as a wife
- v. marry a woman, take a wife
- v. provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife
- Middle English wiven, from Old English wīfian, from wīf, woman. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rep. King spoke last night on the house floor claiming that his wive is in more danger living in DC than in Baghdad.”
“Clearly, Swellfoot recognizes the reversals of power that his wife's return to public visibility forebode, and he articulates those reversals in terms of gendered maneuvers: the OED defines the verb "wive" as "to act as a wife"; thus, the King's exclamation that "Swellfoot is wived!" codes Iona's return as his own symbolic castration.”
“Dollars spent, pennies earned: That "every dollar you spend" statement is more of an old wive's tale from say 1950.”
“*Leedz D-R to Splort Recubbery Rume, sitz u doan awn kumfy cwoch wive Cheezlan blankee rouwn yer showderz*”
“It has been several months since they were all home for a weekend - but here they were, 2 with new wive.”
“I told my other army wive friends the other day that despite it being all so very "Donna Reed", I like that my husband is happy.”
“Mitt starts out with good hair and teeth, nice wive and kids, impressive business background, then – it turns out he is Satan!”
“Many muslims men consider such punishment as soft compared to the stoning (of the girl who dare have a secret boy friend or the wive who is accused of adultry), or the dailly legal rape of some wives (fexemple forced mariage with a neighbour or a cousin she hate…) .”
“A man and wive hunting team returned to a moose he had shot the day before.”
“We live near the Luby's in The Woodlands, which is a master planned community north of Houston, and I have seen George Mitchell and his wive eating there many times.”
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