The definition of a wife is a woman who is married.(noun)
The woman you are married to is an example of your wife.
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noun pl. wives
Origin: ME < OE wif, woman, akin to Swed viv, Ger weib < ? IE base *weip-, to twist, turn, wrap, in sense “the hidden or veiled person”
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noun pl. wives wives (wīvz)
Origin: Middle English wif
Origin: , from Old English wīf; see ghwībh- in Indo-European roots.
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