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"wife" in British English

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wifenoun [C]

uk   us   /waɪf/ (plural wives)
A1 the woman that you are ​married to: I ​met Greg's wife for the first ​time. She's his third wife (= she is the third woman he has been ​married to).

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(Definition of wife from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wifenoun [C]

 us   /wɑɪf/ (plural wives  /wɑɪvz/ )
the woman to whom a man is ​married; a ​married woman
(Definition of wife from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wife”
in Korean 아내, 부인…
in Arabic زَوْجة…
in Malaysian isteri…
in French femme…
in Russian жена…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妻子,老婆,夫人…
in Italian moglie…
in Turkish eş…
in Polish żona…
in Spanish esposa, mujer…
in Vietnamese vợ…
in Portuguese mulher, esposa…
in Thai ภรรยา…
in German die (Ehe-)Frau…
in Catalan muller…
in Japanese 妻, 奥さん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妻子,老婆,夫人…
in Indonesian istri…
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