wifenoun [ C ]uk /waɪf/ us /waɪf/ plural wives
A1 the woman that you are married to:
She's his third wife (= she is the third woman he has been married to).
- He composed this poem for his wife.
- Just out of interest, how old is your wife?
- I seem to remember that on that occasion he was with his wife.
- Husbands and wives may be taxed independently.
- We had dinner with our director and his charming wife.