English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wife /waif/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ, số nhiều wives
- to take to wife: (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) lấy làm vợ, cưới làm vợ
- (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) người đàn bà; bà già
+a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
Advanced English Dictionary
mate, helpmeet, helpmate, spouse, bride, partner, Colloq better half, little woman, the missis or missus, old lady or woman, ball and chain, Slang trouble and strife:
Doesn't your wife mind your going out every night?
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
(plural wives ) the woman that a man is married to; a married woman: the doctor's wife + She's his second wife. + an increase in the number of working wives
See also - FISHWIFE, HOUSEWIFE, MIDWIFE
Idioms see HUSBAND n., OLD, WORLD
new | future
| ex-, former | deserted | divorced, estranged | dead, late | dependent
With a dependent wife and children, he can't afford to lose his job.
| pregnant | dutiful, excellent, faithful, good, loving, loyal, supportive, wonderful | long-suffering
His long-suffering wife had to put up with his numerous affairs.
| attractive, beautiful, charming, lovely | unfaithful | jealous | domineering, nagging | battered
a hostel for battered wives
VERB + WIFE
I first met my wife at university.
| marry | desert, leave, walk out on | batter, beat
WIFE + VERB
His wife has just given birth to a son.
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