What does spouse mean?

Definitions for spouse
spaʊs, spaʊzspouse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfnoun

    a person's partner in marriage

Wiktionary

  1. spousenoun

    A person's husband or wife

    People should treat their spouses with respect.

    Etymology: espous, espouse and espus, espuse by aphasis from sponsus, sponsa, from spondere, from spend-

  2. spouseverb

    to wed, to espouse

    Etymology: espous, espouse and espus, espuse by aphasis from sponsus, sponsa, from spondere, from spend-

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spousenoun

    a man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife

    Etymology: [See Espouse, and Spouse, n.]

  2. Spousenoun

    a married man, in distinct from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband

    Etymology: [See Espouse, and Spouse, n.]

  3. Spousenoun

    to wed; to espouse

    Etymology: [See Espouse, and Spouse, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spouse

    spowz, n. a husband or wife.—adj. Spous′al, pertaining to a spouse, or to marriage: nuptial: matrimonial.—n. usually in pl. nuptials: marriage.—adj. Spouse′less, destitute of a spouse: unmarried. [O. Fr. espouse (Fr. époux, fem. épouse)—L. sponsus, pa.p. of spondēre, to promise in marriage.]

Editors Contribution

  1. spouse

    A persons husband or wife.

    The spouse of each is important and we know that marriage is a life partnership and relationship.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spouse in a Sentence

  1. The FBI:

    The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on being paid in bitcoin, a virtual currency that is legitimate but difficult to track.

  2. Bruce Gaynes:

    Most 21 year olds do not have a will, in which case [if she dies] everything would go to her spouse, if she does not have a spouse, it would go to her parents.

  3. Jill Biden:

    We’re going to work on military spouse employment and entrepreneurship, make sure that you can get quality child care when you need it, and provide the education that your children deserve.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A man whose wife admires him on social media even after five years of their wedding is more to be worried of his spent married life than a husband whose spouse often remains disgruntled with him.

  5. Wayne Nelson:

    Spending behind your spouse's back is to defy the marriage contract and will land you in divorce court.

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