Your spouse is the person to whom you are married; your husband or wife.
An example of a spouse is your husband.
a partner in marriage; (one's) husband or wife
Origin of spouseMiddle English spus from Old French espous from Classical Latin sponsus, betrothed, past participle of spondere: see sponsor
transitive verbspoused, spous′ing
Archaic to marry; wed
A marriage partner; a husband or wife.
transitive verbspoused, spous·ing, spous·es Archaic
To marry; wed.
Origin of spouseMiddle English from Old French spous from Latin spōnsus from past participle of spondēre to pledge ; see spend- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present spouses, present participle spousing, simple past and past participle spoused)