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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How to pronounce spouse?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Emeasoba George:

    Whether it is a simple spat with your spouse or long-held resentment towards a family member or friend, unresolved conflict can go deeper than you can think or imagine. As a matter of fact, unforgivingness may be affecting your physical health unknowingly. Nevertheless, there is good news. Studies have shown that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health, lowering the risk of heart attack, improving cholesterol levels and sleep, and reducing pain, blood pressure, and levels of anxiety, depression and stuffs like that. Besides, as you forgive your health is bound to improve, as well as your relationship with God Almighty (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  2. 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.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Divorced or separated couple could unite again provided the man bows always before his spouse and vows to never fight for his fundamental rights in their married life.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Before marriage, the wedding celebration brings the house down; After marriage, the wife's altercation with her spouse brings the home crashing down.

  5. Charles Day:

    The innocent spouse rule is not that easy to prove.

Images & Illustrations of spouse

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