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Webster 1913 Edition


Wive

Wive

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Wived
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Wiving
.]
[AS.
wīfian
,
gewīfian
. See
Wite
.]
To marry, as a man; to take a wife.
Wherefore we pray you hastily to
wive
.
Chaucer.

Wive

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To match to a wife; to provide with a wife.
“An I could get me but a wife . . . I were manned, horsed, and wived.”
Shak.
2.
To take for a wife; to marry.
I have
wived
his sister.
Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wive

WIVE

,
Verb.
I.
[from wife.] to marry. [Not in use.]

WIVE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To match to a wife.
2.
To take for a wife. [Not in use.]

Definition 2021


wive

wive

English

Verb

wive (third-person singular simple present wives, present participle wiving, simple past and past participle wived)

  1. (transitive) To marry (a woman).
  2. (transitive) To provide (someone) with a wife.

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