What does spouse mean?

Definitions for spouse
spaʊs, spaʊzspouse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half(noun)

    a person's partner in marriage

Wiktionary

  1. spouse(Noun)

    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. spouse(Verb)

    to wed, to espouse

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spouse(noun)

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

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

  2. Spouse(noun)

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

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

  3. Spouse(noun)

    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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How to pronounce spouse?

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How to say spouse in sign language?

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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. David Mulligan:

    It can be extraordinarily emotional as one wants to save the life of their spouse, yet also be aware that events can happen that could create unexpected tragedies as well.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    He who works like a mule for his spouse does the job like a fool in the company or the business house. That's the rule number 1 of the slavery

  3. Laura Cobb:

    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.

  4. Charles Leath:

    We see individuals where, their spouse dies, they get a new partner, and they were never able to get vaccinated before, i think we should look at each individual scenario and discuss the options with the patient.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of spouse

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