from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One's spouse.
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- noun idiomatic (US,
Canada) A person's spouseor lover, most commonly a man's wife. Generally a complimentor sign of respect.
- noun idiomatic, archaic A person's close
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- noun a person's partner in marriage
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Ultimately translation of such phrases in Latin poety as animae dīmidium meae, half of my soul (referring to the poet's friend).]
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