Pronunciation Noun

spouse (plural spouses)

  1. A person in a marriage or marital relationship.
    People should treat their spouses with respect.
    • At last such grace I found, and means I wrought, / That I that lady to my spouse had won.
Synonyms Translations Verb

spouse (spouses, present participle spousing; past spoused, past participle spoused)

  1. (dated) To wed; to espouse.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act III, Scene II, verses 212-214
      Do you stand possess’d
      Of any proof against the honourableness
      Of Lady Auranthe, our new-spoused daughter?

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