wive


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wive

 (wīv)
v. wived, wiv·ing, wives
v.tr.
1. To marry (a woman).
2. To provide a wife for.
v.intr.
To marry a woman.

[Middle English wiven, from Old English wīfian, from wīf, woman.]

wive

(waɪv)
vb
1. to marry (a woman)
2. (tr) to supply with a wife
[Old English gewīfian, from wīf wife]

wive

(waɪv)

v. wived, wiv•ing. v.i.
1. to take a wife; marry.
v.t.
2. to take as wife; marry.
3. to provide with a wife.
[before 900; Middle English wiven, Old English wīfian, derivative of wīf; see wife]

wive


Past participle: wived
Gerund: wiving

Imperative
wive
wive
Present
I wive
you wive
he/she/it wives
we wive
you wive
they wive
Preterite
I wived
you wived
he/she/it wived
we wived
you wived
they wived
Present Continuous
I am wiving
you are wiving
he/she/it is wiving
we are wiving
you are wiving
they are wiving
Present Perfect
I have wived
you have wived
he/she/it has wived
we have wived
you have wived
they have wived
Past Continuous
I was wiving
you were wiving
he/she/it was wiving
we were wiving
you were wiving
they were wiving
Past Perfect
I had wived
you had wived
he/she/it had wived
we had wived
you had wived
they had wived
Future
I will wive
you will wive
he/she/it will wive
we will wive
you will wive
they will wive
Future Perfect
I will have wived
you will have wived
he/she/it will have wived
we will have wived
you will have wived
they will have wived
Future Continuous
I will be wiving
you will be wiving
he/she/it will be wiving
we will be wiving
you will be wiving
they will be wiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wiving
you have been wiving
he/she/it has been wiving
we have been wiving
you have been wiving
they have been wiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wiving
you will have been wiving
he/she/it will have been wiving
we will have been wiving
you will have been wiving
they will have been wiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wiving
you had been wiving
he/she/it had been wiving
we had been wiving
you had been wiving
they had been wiving
Conditional
I would wive
you would wive
he/she/it would wive
we would wive
you would wive
they would wive
Past Conditional
I would have wived
you would have wived
he/she/it would have wived
we would have wived
you would have wived
they would have wived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wive - take (someone) as a wife
2.wive - marry a woman, take a wife
3.wive - provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
For soldiers, I find the generals commonly in their hortatives, put men in mind of their wives and children; and I think the despising of marriage amongst the Turks, maketh the vulgar soldier more base.
I don't know how your wives agree, gentlemen, when they are well.
I have a wife for you--nay, two wives, for your days are short and I shall surely live to see you hang with my fathers from the canoe-house ridgepole.
The men replied audaciously, they should be starved if they stayed here, for they could not work, and would not work, and they could but be starved abroad; and if they were murdered, there was an end of them; they had no wives or children to cry after them; and, in short, insisted importunately upon their demand, declaring they would go, whether they gave them any arms or not.
Our gloves are glued with the frozen blood, Our eyes with the drifting snow; But we come back to our wives again, Back from the edge of the floe!
Ay, Mopo; but first you must get new wives, for yours are dead also, all five of them.
Tell her to bid the matrons gather at the temple of Minerva in the acropolis; let her then take her key and open the doors of the sacred building; there, upon the knees of Minerva, let her lay the largest, fairest robe she has in her house--the one she sets most store by; let her, moreover, promise to sacrifice twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the goddess, if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from falling on the goodly city of Ilius; for he fights with fury and fills men's souls with panic.
Perhaps they were afraid that their wives had come from Home unbeknownst.
Muhammadans here who can afford it keep a good many wives on hand.
Since then every family is part of a city, and each of those individuals is part of a family, and the virtue of the parts ought to correspond to the virtue of the whole; it is necessary, that both the wives and children of the community should be instructed correspondent to the nature thereof, if it is of consequence to the virtue of the state, that the wives and children therein should be virtuous, and of consequence it certainly is, for the wives are one half of the free persons; and of the children the succeeding citizens are to be formed.
And if, I said, the male and female sex appear to differ in their fitness for any art or pursuit, we should say that such pursuit or art ought to be assigned to one or the other of them; but if the difference consists only in women bearing and men begetting children, this does not amount to a proof that a woman differs from a man in respect of the sort of education she should receive; and we shall therefore continue to maintain that our guardians and their wives ought to have the same pursuits.
My wives and children," he replied, "are well and happy.