Definition of 'wife'
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Example sentences containing 'wife'
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My wife says staying in is the new going out. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His second wife is a partner in the new venture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The outcome was disastrous and his wife could take no more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps his wife did know about this but chose not to share all the details at work. The Sun (2016)Intelligence sources say his wife is seriously ill and he has a bad back. The Sun (2017)He told me one day that his wife had just left him and taken his young son away. The Sun (2016)I also see the way men behave with me as a single woman when their wives are in the kitchen next door. The Sun (2016)Their wives are talking about it but not necessarily reading it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This woman and my wife have been close friends since they were tiny. The Sun (2014)Then you get married and now you have a wife to take care of. Christianity Today (2000)Other wives and partners have said this is to be expected. The Sun (2014)It confirmed her new identity as wife and mother. AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)What exactly does a good wife mean these days? Times, Sunday Times (2007) First his wife refuses to campaign with him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is talking about a story claiming he ditched his wife for another woman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has been married to his second wife for three years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Husbands coaching their wives is not new. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Talking about his wife has been searing for him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bear in mind that he might just be friendly and already have a partner or wife. The Sun (2015)The charge is over claims he avoided a driving ban by getting his former wife to take speeding points. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I can imagine a situation where soldiers see this film with their wives. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He plans to use some of his winnings to take his wife of 30 years on a second honeymoon. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His second wife survives him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I know this friend has been stopping at ours on a regular basis, but my wife says they are just having girly nights in. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'wife'
British English: wife /waɪf/ NOUN
A man's wife is the woman he is married to.
He married his wife Jane 37 years ago.
- American English: wife
- Arabic: زَوْجَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: esposa
- Chinese: 妻子
- Croatian: supruga
- Czech: manželka
- Danish: kone
- Dutch: vrouw
- European Spanish: esposa
- Finnish: vaimo
- French: épouse
- German: Ehefrau
- Greek: σύζυγος
- Italian: moglie
- Japanese: 妻
- Korean: 아내
- Norwegian: kone
- Polish: żona
- European Portuguese: esposa
- Romanian: soție
- Russian: жена
- Spanish: esposa
- Swedish: fru maka
- Thai: ภรรยา
- Turkish: karı eş
- Ukrainian: дружина
- Vietnamese: vợ
Definition of wife from the Collins English Dictionary
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