\ɛspˈa͡ʊs], \ɛspˈaʊs], \ɛ_s_p_ˈaʊ_s]\
Definitions of ESPOUSE
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- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
To give as spouse or in marriage; to betroth; to promise, engage, or bestow in marriage, by contract in writing or by some pledge; to unite intimately or indissolubly; as, the king espoused his daughter to a foreign prince. "When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph."-Matt. i. 18; I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. "-2 Cor. xi. 2; to take in marriage or as a spouse; to marry; to wed; as, to make one's self a participator in; to become a partisan in; to take to one's self, or make one's own; to embrace; to adopt; as, to espouse the quarrel of another, to espouse a cause; as, "Men espouse the well-endowed opinions in fashion, and then seek arguments either to make good their beauty, or varnish over their deformity."-Locke.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.