verb (wived; wiving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wīfian, from wīf woman, wife Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to marry a woman transitive verb 1. to marry to a woman 2. to take for a wife

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  • Wive — Wive, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiving}.] [AS. w[=i]fian, gew[=i]fian. See {Wite}.] To marry, as a man; to take a wife. [1913 Webster] Wherefore we pray you hastily to wive. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wive — Wive, v. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To take for a wife; to marry. [1913 Webster] I have wived his sister. Sir W. Scott. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wive — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Art Pop[1], Noise Rock[2] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wive — (v.) to marry (a woman), O.E. wifian, from wif woman (see WIFE (Cf. wife)). Cf. M.Du. wiven …   Etymology dictionary

  • wive — [wīv] vi. wived, wiving [ME wiven < OE wifian, to take a wife < wif, woman, WIFE] Archaic to marry a woman; take a wife vt. Archaic 1. to marry (a woman); take for a wife 2. to provide with a wife …   English World dictionary

  • wive — un·wive; wive; …   English syllables

  • wive — /wuyv/, v., wived, wiving. v.i. 1. to take a wife; marry. v.t. 2. to take as wife; marry. 3. to provide with a wife. [bef. 900; ME wiven, OE wifian, deriv. of wif; see WIFE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wive — verb a) To marry (a woman). b) To provide (someone) with a wife …   Wiktionary

  • wive — v. n. == marry. RG. 35 v. a. part. ‘iwived.’ RG. 529 …   Oldest English Words

  • wive — v. marry a wife; take a wife; get married; give a woman as a wife …   English contemporary dictionary

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