wife

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwaɪf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/waɪf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wīf )

Inflections of 'wife' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": wives
Inflections of 'wife' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
wifes
v 3rd person singular
wifing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
wifed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
wifed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

wife

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [beautiful, rich, young, trophy, farmer's] wife
  2. a [happy, satisfied, bored, devoted] wife
  3. his [first, second, future] wife
  4. my ex-wife
  5. his wife-to-be
  6. a wife [scorned, ignored, belittled] by
  7. is a wife and mother
  8. [loves, worships, adores] her wife
  9. cheated on his wife with (her sister)
  10. had six wives
  11. do you take her as your wife?
  12. I (now) pronounce you husband and wife
  13. [as, to be] my lawful wedded wife
  14. the wife of a [senator, king]
  15. [footballers', actors', senators'] wives
n as adj
  1. (just) an old wives' [tale, remedy, story]
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