verb \ˈwīv\

Definition of wive




  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to marry a woman

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to marry to a woman

  5. 2 :  to take for a wife

Origin and Etymology of wive

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

First Known Use: before 12th century

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