Spouse vs. Wife

Spouse vs. Wife — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Spouse and Wife

Spousenoun

A marriage partner; a husband or wife.

Wifenoun

A woman joined to another person in marriage; a female spouse.

Spouseverb

To marry; wed.

Wifenoun

A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.

Spousenoun

A person in a marriage or marital relationship.

People should treat their spouses with respect.

Wifenoun

The female of a pair of mated animals.

A new wife for the gander is introduced into the pen.

Spouseverb

(dated) To wed; to espouse.

Wifenoun

(Scotland) lang=en.

Spousenoun

a person's partner in marriage

Wifenoun

a married woman; a man's partner in marriage