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Meaning of "wive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WIVE

Old English gewīfian, from wīfwife.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WIVE

wive  [waɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wive is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wive in English.

WHAT DOES WIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wive in the English dictionary

The definition of wive in the dictionary is to marry. Other definition of wive is to supply with a wife.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WIVE

PRESENT

Present
I wive
you wive
he/she/it wives
we wive
you wive
they wive
Present continuous
I am wiving
you are wiving
he/she/it is wiving
we are wiving
you are wiving
they are wiving
Present perfect
I have wived
you have wived
he/she/it has wived
we have wived
you have wived
they have wived
Present perfect continuous
I have been wiving
you have been wiving
he/she/it has been wiving
we have been wiving
you have been wiving
they have been wiving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wived
you wived
he/she/it wived
we wived
you wived
they wived
Past continuous
I was wiving
you were wiving
he/she/it was wiving
we were wiving
you were wiving
they were wiving
Past perfect
I had wived
you had wived
he/she/it had wived
we had wived
you had wived
they had wived
Past perfect continuous
I had been wiving
you had been wiving
he/she/it had been wiving
we had been wiving
you had been wiving
they had been wiving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wive
you will wive
he/she/it will wive
we will wive
you will wive
they will wive
Future continuous
I will be wiving
you will be wiving
he/she/it will be wiving
we will be wiving
you will be wiving
they will be wiving
Future perfect
I will have wived
you will have wived
he/she/it will have wived
we will have wived
you will have wived
they will have wived
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wiving
you will have been wiving
he/she/it will have been wiving
we will have been wiving
you will have been wiving
they will have been wiving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wive
you would wive
he/she/it would wive
we would wive
you would wive
they would wive
Conditional continuous
I would be wiving
you would be wiving
he/she/it would be wiving
we would be wiving
you would be wiving
they would be wiving
Conditional perfect
I would have wive
you would have wive
he/she/it would have wive
we would have wive
you would have wive
they would have wive
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wiving
you would have been wiving
he/she/it would have been wiving
we would have been wiving
you would have been wiving
they would have been wiving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wive
we let´s wive
you wive
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wive
Past participle
wived
Present Participle
wiving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WIVE


alive
əˈlaɪv
all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
archive
ˈɑːkaɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
beehive
ˈbiːˌhaɪv
belive
bɪˈlaɪv
Clive
klaɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
dive
daɪv
drive
draɪv
five
faɪv
hive
haɪv
I´ve
aɪv
jive
dʒaɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
revive
rɪˈvaɪv
rive
raɪv
strive
straɪv
survive
səˈvaɪv
thrive
θraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WIVE

wittiest
wittily
wittiness
witting
wittingly
wittol
wittolly
witty
witwall
witwanton
Witwatersrand
wivern
wives
wiz
wiz kid
wizard
wizardly
wizardry
wizen
wizened

WORDS THAT END LIKE WIVE

active
alternative
automotive
competitive
comprehensive
cooperative
creative
effective
exclusive
executive
expensive
extensive
give
in the negative
interactive
live
massive
native
negative
on the defensive

Synonyms and antonyms of wive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WIVE

Find out the translation of wive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

成家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wive
570 millions of speakers

English

wive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wive
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تزوج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

wive
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wive
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আষাঢ়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vivante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selamat tinggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wive
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

妻をめとる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

wive
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wive
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மணம் செய்து கொடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विवाह करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

wive
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wive
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wive
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

wive
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wive
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νυμφεύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrou neem
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

wive
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WIVE»

The term «wive» is regularly used and occupies the 88.509 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wive

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WIVE»

Discover the use of wive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Select Works of the British Poets: From Chaucer to Jonson, ...
We he ard another answer him, Thenmake thee handsome, trick and trim, And lay in time to wive. Objection. And what of that, say you to me? Do you, yourself, think that to be, The best way for to thrive ? If truth were truly bolted out, As touching ...
Robert Southey, 1831
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Select Works of the British Poets, from Chaucer to Jonson, ...
We he ard another answer him, Thenmake thee handsome, trick and trim, And lay in time to wive. Oly'eclion. And what of that, say you to me? Do you, yourself, think that to he, The best way for to thrive? If truth were truly bolted out, As touching ...
Robert Southey, Fulke Greville (Baron Brooke), Stephen Hawes, 1831
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The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old ...
Neither shall they take for their wive* Qit. to them wives ) Dan 11 : 17. give him the daughter of women t 37. nor the desire of women, ,t, „, Mic. 2: 9. 7%e tromen ( marg. or, wive*) of my people sYilB.lheir wives", anV 'their sons/ and their j Nan.
George V. Wigram, 1866
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The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private, of the Province ...
marriage forbld- .1..., .or grandfather's wife, wive's grandmother, father's sister, mother's sister, father's brother's wife, mother's brother's wife, wive's father's sister , wive's mother's sister, father's wife, wive's mother, daughter, wive's daughter, ...
Massachusetts, Ellis Ames, Abner Cheney Goodell, 1869
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A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most ...
Not so, for now where thou dost spend, Of this and that to no good end, Which hindereth thee to thrive : Such vain expenses thou sholdst save, And daily then lay more to have, As others do that wive. Objection. Why then do folke this proverbe ...
Sir Walter Scott, Baron John Somers Somers, 1810
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A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts on the Most ...
Not so, for now where thou dost spend, Of this and that to no good end, Which hindereth thee to thrive : Such vain expenses thou sholdst save, And daily then lay more to have, As others do that wive. Objection. Why then do folke this proverbe ...
Sir Walter Scott, 1810
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the european magazine and london review. illustrative of the ...
PERFORMANCES. Sept. W. Witch of Dcrncleugh— A Cure for Coxcomb* — Two Wive*. 13. Lovo»» Dream — A Cure for Coxcomb*— Miller** Maid. 14. Free and Easy— Two Wive* — Love** Dream l>. Adopted Child— Twopence— Ainateur* ...
‎1821
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Papers from the 4th International Conference on English ...
(14) a. my wive's tale, My wive's here too b. the Wive of Bath's tale, The Wive of Bath's here too C. the knive of my wife's blade, The knive of my wife's been found Also imaginable would have been the evolution of a pattern differing from that in  ...
Roger Eaton, 1985
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Comedy, Youth, Manhood in Early Modern England
"I HAVE THRUST MYSELF INTO THIS MAZE/ Happily To Wive And Thrive As Best I May." The crucial significance of marriage as a young man's entry into full manhood appears multifariously on the Tudor-Stuart stage. One instance is familiar, ...
Ira Clark, 2003
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ...
To Wive. <v.n. [from •wife.'] To marry ; to take a wife. Were she as rough As are the swelling: AJriatick sea?, 1 come to -wive v wealthily in Padua. Sbakip. The ancient saying is no heresy. Hanging and wiwV goes by destiny. Sbaiip. A shop of all ...
Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, 1805

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wive is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Astronaut Wives Club' Post-'Launch' Review: Space History vs …
As the wives meet each other, so do the viewers, as the show introduces Betty Grissom (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Marge Slayton (Erin Cummings), Rene ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
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Sister Wive's Family Expecting New Baby
The Duggar Family better move over - there is a new large family on the television block! Kody and Robyn Brown of TLC's Sister Wives have just announced that ... «I4U News, Jun 15»
3
'Secrets and Wives' cast
Bravo's new reality show "Secrets and Wives" follows the lives of six Long Island women, all residents of the North Shore. The series, filmed in the area last ... «Newsday, May 15»
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New TLC special looks at submissive wives: 'I am always available …
Feminists beware: the new TLC special “Submissive Wives' Guide To Marriage” is sure to stir a hot debate by showing marriages in which the woman caters to ... «Fox News, May 15»
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Wife Swap! Basketball Wives Franchise Recycles New Cast Members
Since Love and Hip Hop Atlanta has returned, did you forget about VH1's other staple show known for weave pulling and ratchetness? Basketball Wives: LA has ... «Cocoafab, Apr 15»
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'Sister Wives' Season 6 News: Robyn's Ex-Husband Refuses To …
The season 6 premiere of TLC's 'Sister Wives' is set for just a few weeks from now, and it appears that sources are saying Meri Brown will not be returning. «Enstarz, Apr 15»
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PHOTO CALL: Faith Prince, Carmen Cusack and Christine Sherrill …
Producers Paul Lambert, Jonas Neilson and Elizabeth Williams present the Chicago premiere of the new Broadway-aimed musical First Wives Club, which ... «Playbill.com, Mar 15»
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Sister Wives' Robyn Brown answers questions about the Kody …
The Brown family of TLC's polygamist reality series Sister Wives were in the headlines for weeks after we broke the story that family patriarch Kody Brown had ... «Starcasm.net, Mar 15»
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"'Mob Wives' Parties Are Famous For..." The Best Tweets From The …
The Mob Wives season five finale didn't quite deliver the showdown between “Ratalie” and “Fraudalie” the way we imagined with Renee telling Nat D not to ... «VH1, Mar 15»
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'Sister Wives' Divorce: Meri Reveals Real Reason Behind Ending …
The truth about Meri's (second to right) divorce from Kody (middle) was finally revealed in the season finale of "Sister Wives." (Pictured: Robyn, far left, Christine, ... «International Business Times, Mar 15»

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