Definitions for spouse
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spouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfnoun
a person's partner in marriage
A person's husband or wife
People should treat their spouses with respect.
to wed, to espouse
Etymology: espous, espouse and espus, espuse by aphasis from sponsus, sponsa, from spondere, from spend-
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One joined in marriage; a husband or wife.
Etymology: sponsa, sponsus, Latin; espouse, French.
She is of good esteem;
Beside so qualified as may beseem
The spouse of any noble gentleman. William Shakespeare.
At once farewel, O faithful spouse! they said;
At once th’ encroaching rhinds their closing lips invade. Dryd.
A spouse is a significant other in a marriage. In certain contexts, it can also apply to a civil union or common-law marriage. Although a spouse is a form of significant other, the latter term also includes non-marital partners who play a social role similar to that of a spouse, but do not have rights and duties reserved by law to a spouse.
A spouse is a person's husband or wife, whom they are legally married to. This term is gender-neutral, meaning it can refer to a person of any gender, and is used in legal and formal contexts.
a man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife
a married man, in distinct from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband
to wed; to espouse
Etymology: [See Espouse, and Spouse, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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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The numerical value of spouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of spouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese, this suggests that changes in one spouse are likely to also be reflected in the other spouse, likely because of similar changes in diet, physical activity or other behaviors that impact obesity.
When married people get in shape or lose weight, it’s often because one spouse takes the lead and urges the other spouse along, even if the person not taking the lead is resistant, over time they will probably be influenced by the kinds of food and activities their spouse is involved with – especially if the person taking the lead is the one who purchases groceries or prepares meals.
Harp's data showed that entrepreneurs who set shared long-term business and family goals with their spouses scored higher in every area of satisfaction than those who didn’t. On her surveys, entrepreneurs who set shared business goals were 17 percent happier than those who didn’t; and 27 percent who set shared family goals reported higher levels of satisfaction. Of those who set shared family goals, 98 percent reported being still in love with their spouse. Contrary to what one might believe, Harp's data showed that when entrepreneurs shared both positive and negative aspects of the business on a regular basis, the other spouse's trust and confidence in the entrepreneur actually increased. Sharing on a regular basis increases the spouse's belief in their entrepreneur’s ability to succeed, Harp says. When the entrepreneur chooses not to share, the spouse usually knows when something is wrong, simply by observing his/her partner’s demeanor. The not knowing leads to frustration, anxiety and impatience, Harp says. However, when the entrepreneur shares on a regular basis, the spouse is privy to the solutions the entrepreneur is considering, she adds. And discussions make the non-entrepreneur spouse feel as if he or she is contributing. This helps increase a spouse's ‘buy-in’ and makes them feel like it is ‘our’ company instead of just ‘your company,’.
Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president' s spouse. I wish him well
The spouse of a woman is a man, the spouse of a man is his livelihood. #WomensDay2020
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- cònjuge, esposa, espòsCatalan, Valencian
- Ehepartnerin, Gattin, Gatte, EhepartnerGerman
- edziniginto, geedzo, edzigintoEsperanto
- esposa, esposo, consorte, cónyugeSpanish
- ezkontide, ezkonlagunBasque
- aviopuoliso, siippa, puolisoFinnish
- époux, épouseFrench
- cèile, fear-cèileScottish Gaelic
- पति या पत्नी, जीवन साथीHindi
- coniuge, sposa, sposoItalian
- 配偶者, 배우자Korean
- coniunx, uxor, maritusLatin
- dzīvesbiedre, dzīvesbiedrene, dzīvesbiedrsLatvian
- awhai, makau, hoa mārenaMāori
- сопружник, брачен другар, сопруга, сопругMacedonian
- teman hidup, pasanganMalay
- eega, gade, echtgenootDutch
- ektemake, ektefelleNorwegian
- niwiidigemaaganOjibwe, Ojibwa
- małżonek, małżonkaPolish
- esposo, cônjugePortuguese
- супруга, супругRussian
- äkta maka, äkta makeSwedish
- koca, karı, eşTurkish
- vợ, chồng, nhàVietnamese
- jimatan, himatan, matanVolapük
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