spouse meaning

EN[spaʊs] [-aʊs]
  • A spouse is a life partner in a marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or common-law marriage (common-law marriage does not exist under English law). The term is gender neutral, whereas a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse is a wife.

    Definition of spouse in English Dictionary

  • NounPLspouses
    1. A person's husband or wife.
      1. People should treat their spouses with respect.
  • VerbSGspousesPRspousingPT, PPspoused
    1. (dated) To wed; to espouse.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • [ … ] the Spouse scavenged and sold scrap metal for a fistful of lire, ate horse meat without censure and lugged straw baskets home from the neighborhood osteria, where chianti flowed from spigots.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
        Related Links:
        1. en spoused
        2. en spouses
        3. en spousess
        4. en spousedom
        5. en spouseless
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of spouse for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "spouse" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
        Difficultness: Level 3
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        Definiteness: Level 7
        Definite    ➨     Versatile