from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person, such as a spouse or lover, with whom one shares a long-term sexual relationship.
- n. A person, such as a family member or close friend, who is important or influential in one's life: "The most important variable in successful smoking cessation is the support of significant others in the new nonsmoker's life” ( Carolyn Reuben).
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- n. One's romantic partner, regardless of marital status or gender.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
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Another villager could tell who a person's significant other was: for Goody, Gwenny.
Your best friend’s significant other hits on you—and not in a cute in-front-of-your-best-friend sort of way.
There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down to a bowl of fruit while your significant other slathers butter on a slice of bacon and asks you to pass the half-and-half.