wive

verb \ ˈwīv \

Definition of wive

wived; wiving
intransitive verb
: to marry a woman
transitive verb
1 : to marry to a woman
2 : to take for a wife

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Origin and Etymology of wive

Middle English, from Old English wīfian, from wīf woman, wife


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