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spouse

 (spous, spouz)
n.
A marriage partner; a husband or wife.
tr.v. (spouz, spous) spoused, spous·ing, spous·es Archaic
To marry; wed.

[Middle English, from Old French spous, from Latin spōnsus, from past participle of spondēre, to pledge; see spend- in Indo-European roots.]

spouse

n
a person's partner in marriage.
vb
(tr) obsolete to marry
[C12: from Old French spus (masculine), spuse (feminine), from Latin sponsus, sponsa betrothed man or woman, from spondēre to promise solemnly]

spouse

(spaʊs, spaʊz)

n., v. spoused, spous•ing. n.
1. one's husband or wife.
v.t.
2. Archaic. to wed.
[1150–1200; < Old French spous (masculine), spouse (feminine) < Latin spōnsus, spōnsa literally, pledged (man, woman), n. uses of past participle of spondēre to pledge]

spouse


Past participle: spoused
Gerund: spousing

Imperative
spouse
spouse
Present
I spouse
you spouse
he/she/it spouses
we spouse
you spouse
they spouse
Preterite
I spoused
you spoused
he/she/it spoused
we spoused
you spoused
they spoused
Present Continuous
I am spousing
you are spousing
he/she/it is spousing
we are spousing
you are spousing
they are spousing
Present Perfect
I have spoused
you have spoused
he/she/it has spoused
we have spoused
you have spoused
they have spoused
Past Continuous
I was spousing
you were spousing
he/she/it was spousing
we were spousing
you were spousing
they were spousing
Past Perfect
I had spoused
you had spoused
he/she/it had spoused
we had spoused
you had spoused
they had spoused
Future
I will spouse
you will spouse
he/she/it will spouse
we will spouse
you will spouse
they will spouse
Future Perfect
I will have spoused
you will have spoused
he/she/it will have spoused
we will have spoused
you will have spoused
they will have spoused
Future Continuous
I will be spousing
you will be spousing
he/she/it will be spousing
we will be spousing
you will be spousing
they will be spousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spousing
you have been spousing
he/she/it has been spousing
we have been spousing
you have been spousing
they have been spousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spousing
you will have been spousing
he/she/it will have been spousing
we will have been spousing
you will have been spousing
they will have been spousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spousing
you had been spousing
he/she/it had been spousing
we had been spousing
you had been spousing
they had been spousing
Conditional
I would spouse
you would spouse
he/she/it would spouse
we would spouse
you would spouse
they would spouse
Past Conditional
I would have spoused
you would have spoused
he/she/it would have spoused
we would have spoused
you would have spoused
they would have spoused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spouse - a person's partner in marriagespouse - a person's partner in marriage  
man and wife, married couple, marriage - two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"
bigamist - someone who marries one person while already legally married to another
consort - the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
helpmate, helpmeet - a helpful partner
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
monogamist, monogynist - someone who practices monogamy (one spouse at a time)
honeymooner, newlywed - someone recently married
polygamist - someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

spouse

noun partner, mate, husband or wife, companion, consort, significant other (U.S. informal), better half (humorous), her indoors (Brit. slang), helpmate, bidie-in (Scot.), squeeze (informal) living with someone other than a spouse
Related words
adjective spousal

spouse

noun
A husband or wife:
Informal: better half.
Translations
زَوْجزَوْج أو زَوْجَه
cònjugeespòs
choť-kamanžel
ægtefælle
puolisosiippaaviopuoliso
suprugsuprugasupružnik
maki
配偶者
배우자
coniunxmaritusuxor
sutuoktinis
dzīvesbiedrs
maka/make
สามีหรือภรรยา
chồng

spouse

[spaʊs] Ncónyuge mf

spouse

[ˈspaʊs] n (formal)époux (épouse)m/f (LAW)conjoint(e) m/f

spouse

n (form)Gatte m, → Gattin f

spouse

[spaʊs] n (frm) → sposo/a

spouse

(spaus) noun
a husband or wife.

spouse

زَوْج choť ægtefælle Gatte σύζυγος cónyuge puoliso époux supružnik consorte 配偶者 배우자 echtgenoot ektefelle małżonek cônjuge супруг maka/make สามีหรือภรรยา chồng 配偶

spouse

n. esposo-a.

spouse

n esposo -sa mf
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As for him, he had only been struck with a "queer" idea; and he laughed to think that for a few moments he, Passepartout, the ex-gymnast, ex-sergeant fireman, had been the spouse of a charming woman, a venerable, embalmed rajah
It is true, he had another wife, of older date than the one in question; who, therefore, took command in his household, and treated his new spouse as a slave; but the latter was the wife of his last fancy, his latest caprice; and was precious in his eyes.
Her application to a sober life and industrious management at last in Virginia, with her transported spouse, is a story fruitful of instruction to all the unfortunate creatures who are obliged to seek their re-establishment abroad, whether by the misery of transportation or other disaster; letting them know that diligence and application have their due encouragement, even in the remotest parts of the world, and that no case can be so low, so despicable, or so empty of prospect, but that an unwearied industry will go a great way to deliver us from it, will in time raise the meanest creature to appear again the world, and give him a new case for his life.
Of the voices, one, and that a pretty loud one’, came from the spouse of the commander himself, who frequently reproached her husband for condescending to lead such an irregular band of warriors, after he had filled the honorable station of sergeant-major to a dashing corps of Virginia cavalry through much of the recent war.
Since I do not approve of the usual plan of neglecting and avoiding a spouse without ceasing to keep up appearances, I cannot for the life of me see what else I could have done than vanish when I found out my mistake.
Impressed with the awe which the humblest sleeped usually sheds around him, the merchant trod as lightly as the gout would allow; and his spouse took good heed not to rustle her silk gown, lest David should start up all of a sudden.
Further, although Jerry did not know it and Tom Haggin did, Terrence was a royal lover and a devoted spouse.
McCaskey reckoned that the benign May moon had softened the breast of his spouse.