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v. wived, wiv·ing, wives
1. To marry (a woman).
2. To provide a wife for.
To marry a woman.
[Middle English wiven, from Old English wīfian, from wīf, woman.]
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1. to marry (a woman)
2. (tr) to supply with a wife
[Old English gewīfian, from wīf wife]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: wived
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|Verb||1.||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|
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