Spouse

Definition of Spouse

Pronunciation: spouz
n.1.A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife.
At last such grace I found, and means I wrought,
That I that lady to my spouse had won.
- Spenser.
2.A married man, in distinction from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband.
At which marriage was [were] no persons present but the spouse, the spousess, the Duchess of Bedford her mother, the priest, two gentlewomen, and a young man.
- Fabyan.
v. t.1.To wed; to espouse.
This markis hath her spoused with a ring.
- Chaucer.
She was found again, and spoused to Marinell.
- Spenser.

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better half, bigamist, consort, domestic partner, helpmate, helpmeet, honeymooner, hubby, husband, man and wife, marriage, married couple, married man, married person, married woman, mate, monogamist, monogynist, newlywed, partner, polygamist, relation, relative, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent, wife
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