[spˈa͡ʊs], [spˈa‍ʊs], [s_p_ˈaʊ_s]

Definitions of spouse:

  1.   A married man, in distinct from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband.
  2.   A husband or wife.
  3.   A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife.
  4.   To wed; to espouse.
  5.   Either one of a married couple considered in relation to the other.
  6.   A married person, husband or wife.
  7.   a person's partner in marriage
  8.   Married persons, i. e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.
  9.   A married person, husband, or wife. See Sponsor.

Antonyms for spouse:

ex, spinster, maid, maiden, bachelorette, bachelor, single.

Quotes for spouse:

  1. Have a working spouse because you won't earn a living from writing- not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us. – Piers Anthony
  2. And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse I wish him well! – Barbara Bush
  3. Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse I wish him well! – Barbara Bush
  4. A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. – Don Fraser
  5. You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse abandon your children. But they remain your co -authors forever. – Ellen Goodman
  6. If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse You have to know them, warts and all. – Adrian Lyne
  7. If you want to write, write it. That's the first rule. And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published. Don't send it to me. Don't show it to your spouse or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody. They're not going to publish it. – Robert B. Parker
  8. Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  9. Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you'll have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse But you never know when either of them might run out. – Mary Schmich
  10. More than one -third of Mexicans in the United States own property in Mexico, nearly 80 percent send money home and 25 percent have a spouse in Mexico. Assimilation and becoming an American citizen are not the objective for many of them. – John Shadegg
  11. I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse – Benjamin Spock
  12. We share responsibility. It's important to have a good spouse that's where I sympathize with single parents. – Hunter Tylo
  13. I don't want to sell myself short. You hurt your spouse not so much by the infidelity, but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home. – Michael Zaslow

Usage examples for spouse:

  1. He was about fifty years old, and was married a second time, his late spouse having left him only one son, who kept a shop of his own in the next town. ” – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  2. “ A quiet time throughout; and after a sober feast, a tearful farewell, Mrs. Gamaliel Bliss departed, leaving a great void behind and carrying joy to the heart of her spouse comfort to the souls of the excited nine, destruction to the " High Life Below Stairs," and order, peace, and plenty to the realm over which she was to know a long and prosperous reign. ” – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  3. On the appointed day thy celestial Spouse accompanied by His angels, shall come to rescue thee, and thou shalt dwell with Him three hundred years. ” – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  4. From the same capacity came those riper expressions,- She was the spouse of her son- in- law, the step- mother of her own offspring? ” – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  5. His hero stands hand in hand before the altar with the spouse of his choice, for whose smile he has toiled and struggled. ” – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
  6. However, the knight put back the ring himself, saying that he had no spouse and would never have one; therefore the ring was useless. ” – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  7. The lady interests me no more than does her royal spouse – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  8. But Zoe, a clever, obstinate, and unscrupulous woman, kept the reins of authority in her own hands, and gave her unwilling spouse many an evil hour. ” – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  9. There goes the Ambassador, Prince Schwarzenberg, Successor to my spouse – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  10. “ A few days after, my spouse changed her key. ” – I and My Chimney by Herman Melville
  11. The next morning she had entirely rid herself of her spouse and nothing but his wings remained. ” – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  12. “ Walter Skirving and his spouse do not receive company of such dignity; and besides them there are only the maids that I know of. ” – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  13. It must be confessed, however, that if the memory of his deceased spouse had its claims, the selection of her successor was still more prominent among his anxieties. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  14. Don't you believe him, broke in the woman, with an indignant glance at her spouse – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  15. They had fled from the Emperor Diocletian, who had selected Rhipsime for his spouse after a most careful search of his kingdom for the most beautiful of women. ” – Armenian Legends and Festivals by Louis A. Boettiger
  16. Now then, you can be very well contented To have your dear fiancee for a spouse – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  17. Meantime, Captain Bradd had reached his house, and was discussing the situation with his astonished spouse – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  18. “ O king and glory of the mighty Britons, dear spouse of mine, what tidings bringeth this stranger? ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  19. “ To the chiefs and kings hath he given other prizes; to whom indeed they remain entire: but from me alone of the Greeks hath he taken it away, and he possesses my spouse dear to my soul, with whom reclining, let him delight himself. ” – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  20. Further, he got hold of old Joe and his ancient spouse and charged them by every consideration likely to carry weight, that they were on no account- by word, nod or wink- to let fall the slightest hint to the visitor as to there being any stories afloat about Heath Hover at all. ” – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford

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