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


  1. spousenoun

    A person's husband or wife

    People should treat their spouses with respect.

  2. spouseverb

    to wed, to espouse

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SPOUSEnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spousenoun

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

  2. Spousenoun

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

  3. Spousenoun

    to wed; to espouse

  4. 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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  1. opuses

  2. esopus

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  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. Kristen Carpenter:

    They do not share successes enough, they don’t want to feel there is a race between themselves and their spouse, and think discussing their successes interferes with the male provider role.

  2. Proverb:

    The spouse of a woman is a man, the spouse of a man is his livelihood.

  3. 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.

  4. Bruce Gaynes:

    The courts are more inclined to give the spouse the right to make decisions in the event that somebody cannot make medical decisions for themselves, followed at some point… by the adults thereafter.

  5. Julie Parrish:

    We both agree that there needs to be change in the role of what the first spouse looks like.

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