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Wife

Wife appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Washington's wash woman washed Washington's wash while Washington's wife went west.
  • Federal Express is now called FedEx.
    When I retire I'll be a FedEx ex.
    But if I'm an officer when I retire, I'll be an ex Fedex Exec.
    Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec's ex.
    If I rejoin FedEx in time, I'd be an ex ex FedEx exec.
    When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec's ex.

Wife appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife. (41 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun wife:

spoken English37.03%written English62.97% conversational speech36.49%task-oriented speech63.51% imaginative writing64.66%informational writing35.34%
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The word wife is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun wife

What does wife mean as a name of something?

Wife is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: wives

  1. a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
    • examples: He was still mad about the accident despite his wife's conciliatory words. | It is surprising that your wife should object. | It was bad of you to get angry at your wife. | Upon arriving at the airport, he made a phonecall to his wife. | I lost my wife last year. | My wife and I agreed on a holiday plan. | He will come with his wife, as is often the case with foreigners. | In our culture, a man is allowed to be married to only one wife at a time. | My wife holds the purse strings in our family. | I heard the manager's wife is on vacation. And, well, when the cat's away, the mice play. Now he's out partying every night.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of wife: married woman
    • antonym of wife: husband
    • more generic terms: better half / married person / mate / partner / spouse = a person's partner in marriage; adult female / woman = an adult female person
    • more specific terms:
    • instances:
      • Bathsheba = the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David
      • Catherine of Aragon / Catherine = first wife of Henry VIII
      • Anne Hathaway / Hathaway = wife of William Shakespeare
      • Rachel = the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
      • Rebecca / Rebekah = wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
      • Ruth = the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
      • Sarah = the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac

Alternative definition of the noun wife

noun

  1. A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
  2. The female of a pair of mated animals.
    • synonym: spouse (also applies to husband)
  3. [context: Geordie, dialect, archaic] A woman (compare old wife and aad wife).

Characters

  1. Wife is a fictional character from the 2012 film L.
  2. Wife is a fictional character from the 2013 film Breath In.
  3. Wife is a fictional film character.
  4. Wife is a fictional character from the 2012 film Bite of the Tail.
  5. Wife is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Return.
  6. Wife is a fictional character from the 2012 film Modus Anomali.
  7. Wife is a fictioinal character from the 1968 film Al-millionaire al-mouzayyaf.
  8. Wife is a fictional character from the 2012 film Runaways.
  9. Wife is a fictional film character.
  10. Wife is a fictional character from the 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County.
  11. The Wife is a fictional character from The Hunter.
  12. Wife is a fictional character from the 2011 film Should the Wife Confess?.
  13. Wife is a fictional character from the 2013 film Upstream Color.
  14. Wife is a fictional character from the 2010 short film All in.
  15. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 film Katalin Varga.
  16. Wife is a fictional character from the 2011 film Monster Brawl.
  17. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 film guilt.
  18. Wife is a fictional character from the 2013 film She.
  19. Wife a.k.a. Bok-soon is a fictional character from the 2011 film Red Vacance Black Wedding.
  20. Wife a.k.a. Kató is a fictional character from the 1979 film Wrong-Doers.
  21. Wife is a fictional character in the 2003 comedy TV film Crazy Love.
  22. Wife is a fictional character from the 1978 film The Shout.
  23. Wife is a fictional character from the 1976 film Árvácska.
  24. Wife is a fictional character from the 1998 film Small Soldiers.
  25. Wife is a fictional character in the 2012 film Chilly.
  26. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 film Slow Game.
  27. Wife is a fictional character from the 2002 film Three.
  28. Wife is a fictional character from the 1981 film Blood Wedding.
  29. Wife is a fictional character from the 2001 film Poisons or the World History of Poisoning.
  30. Wife is a fictional character from the 2007 film O Som E O Resto.
  31. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 short action/drama film "Los Bandoleros".
  32. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Dark Harbour.
  33. Wife is a fictional character from the 2010 film Celebration.
  34. Wife is a fictional character from Cadillac Records.
  35. Wife is a fictional character from the film "Apocalypto".
  36. Wife is a fictional character from the 2006 film Heremias.
  37. Wife ia a fictional character from 2013 film A Grand Canal.
  38. Wife is a fictional character from the 1968 film Manon 70.
  39. Wife is a fictional character from 2010 short comedy drama film The Thing About Dolphins.
  40. Wife is a fictional character from the 2011 film Beast.
  41. Wife is a fictional character from the 1983 film The Dog's Night Song.
  42. Wife is a fictional character from the 2008 film Hijack.
  43. Wife is a fictional character from the 2008 film Parking.
  44. Wife is a fictional character from Culling Hens.
  45. Wife is a fictional character from the 2005 film The 10th Amendment Project .
  46. Wife is a fictional character from the film Your Lucky Day.
  47. Wife is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Eulogist.
  48. Wife is a fictional character from the 2009 film Echo of Eco.
  49. Wife is a fictional character from the 1950 film Hamari Beti.
  50. Wife is a fictional character from the 1979 film Troubled Laughter.
  51. Wife is a fictional character from Beach Lane.
  52. Wife is a fictional character from the 2002 film Flying.

There are other characters with in their name, like X-wife, Ex-Wife, Navy Wife, First Wife, Lot's wife, Jude's Wife, Second Wife, Trophy Wife, Wife Beater, Miner's Wife, American Wife, Curley's Wife, Mourning Wife, Selvam's wife, Soldier's Wife, Xu Lang's Wife, Governor's Wife, Potiphar's Wife, Preacher's Wife.

Writings

  1. "Wife" is a novel by noted author, Bharati Mukherjee.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Fiction
    • subject: North America
    • released in (40 years ago)
  2. "Wife" is a book by Jacqueline Baird.
    • genres: Fiction, Romance novel
    • subject: Adult

Films

  1. "Wife" is a film, directed by Kim Mook.
  2. "Wife" is a 1983 drama film.
    • also known as 아내
    • country: South Korea
    • language: Korean Language
    • genres: East Asian cinema, World cinema, Drama
    • released on (31 years ago)
  3. "Wife" is a film.
    • country: India
    • genres: Tollywood, South Asian cinema, World cinema
  4. "Wife" is a film.

Miscellanea

  1. Wife: A wife is a female partner in a continuing marital relationship. A wife may also be referred to as a spouse. The term continues to be applied to a woman who has separated from her partner and ceases to be applied to such a woman only when her marriage has come to an end following a legally recognised divorce or the death of her spouse. On the death of her partner, a wife is referred to as a widow, but not after she is divorced from her partner.
  2. Wife is a TV program.
  3. WIFE a.k.a. WLPK 1580 AM is a radio station broadcasting an classic hits format. Licensed to Connersville, Indiana, the station is owned by Rodgers Broadcasting Corporation.
    • read more about WLPK
  4. Wife is a film directed by Japanese director Mikio Naruse originally released in 1953. It is based on the novel Chairo no me, written by Fumiko Hayashi in 1950. Like other Naruse films from this period, such as Repast, the theme of Wife involves a couple trapped with each other. And like two other Naruse films based on novels by Hayashi, Repast and Lightning, the story involves a stale marriage and unhappy family.

Phrases with Wife

Phrases starting with the word Wife:

  1. Wife Up
  2. Wife-in-Law

Phrases ending with the word Wife:

  1. Co-Wife
  2. ex-wife
  3. Aad Wife
  4. old wife
  5. Work Wife
  6. Apple-Wife
  7. Dutch wife
  8. lot's wife
  9. Sister-Wife
  10. trophy wife
  11. Country Wife
  12. man and wife
  13. pudding-wife
  14. The World and His Wife

Other phrase containing the word Wife:

  1. husband-wife privilege

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wife

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends (2002)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Here Langer s summary of "the most complete version of this strange story that was making the rounds" was provided: A young married couple hires a servant since the wife is pregnant and almost due. The baby is born. A few weeks later the ...

Google previewBashgali Dictionary (2001)

An Analysis of Colonel J. Davidson's Notes on the Bashgali Language by Sten Konow

a woman, a wife. The word also occurs in the forms istri, shiri, and shtari. The following forms occur : ishiri, ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Wife

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Usage statistics about wife

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun wife:

spoken English37.03%written English62.97% conversational speech36.49%task-oriented speech63.51% imaginative writing64.66%informational writing35.34%

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun wife and its most common antonym:

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Photos about Wife

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Video language resources about Wife

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Sign language

Sign Language wife cutting some shapes

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Quotes about Wife

Mother! I love you more than my wife.
Mother! You love me more than my wife does.
Mother! You will not outlive my wife,
Whom I need to lean on after you.

Sorry! I am listening to my wife.
23.07.2009. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of W4I1F4E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WIFE

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