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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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