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
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 sp&omacron;nsus, from past participle of spond&emacron;re, to pledge; see spend- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present spouses, present participle spousing, simple past and past participle spoused)