intransitive verbwived, wiv′ing
to marry a woman; take a wife
Origin of wiveMiddle English wiven from Old English wifian, to take a wife from wif, woman, wife
- to marry (a woman); take for a wife
- to provide with a wife
verbwived, wiv·ing, wives
- To marry (a woman).
- To provide a wife for.
To marry a woman.
Origin of wiveMiddle English wiven from Old English wīfian from wīf woman
(third-person singular simple present wives, present participle wiving, simple past and past participle wived)