SPOUSE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SPOUSE?

Need another word that means the same as “spouse”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “spouse” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Spouse” are: better half, married person, mate, partner, husband, wife, consort

Spouse as a Noun

Definitions of "Spouse" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “spouse” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A husband or wife, considered in relation to their partner.
  • A person's partner in marriage.

Synonyms of "Spouse" as a noun (7 Words)

better halfThe superior one of two alternatives.
consortThe husband or wife of a reigning monarch.
Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert.
husbandA married man; a woman’s partner in marriage.
She and her husband are both retired.
married personA person who is married.
mateSouth American tea like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
A plumber s mate.
partnerA person who is a member of a partnership.
A junior partner.
wifeThe wife of a person with a specified occupation.
He and his wife are keen gardeners.

Associations of "Spouse" (30 Words)

adulteryVoluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.
She was committing adultery with a much younger man.
alimonyCourt-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.
He is said to have paid 300 000 alimony to his first wife.
bigamistSomeone who marries one person while already legally married to another.
bigamyThe offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred.
cohabitExist together.
An increasing number of couples are cohabiting.
concubineA woman who cohabits with an important man.
conjoinTake in marriage.
An approach which conjoins theory and method.
consortA ship sailing in company with another.
It did not consort with his idea of scientific government.
coupleA pair of equal and parallel forces acting in opposite directions, and tending to cause rotation about an axis perpendicular to the plane containing them.
A cable is coupled up to one of the wheels.
divorceGet a divorce formally terminate a marriage.
A divorce between ownership and control in the typical large company.
estrangedCaused to be unloved.
His estranged wife.
exThe 24th letter of the Roman alphabet.
All his exes live in Texas.
girlfriendA woman’s female friend.
Mary and her girlfriend organized the party.
honeymoonSpend a honeymoon.
They plan to honeymoon in Hawai i.
husbandUse cautiously and frugally.
She husbanded their financial resources through difficult times.
marriage(in bezique and other card games) a combination of a king and queen of the same suit.
They were celebrating 50 years of marriage.
marriedMarried people.
We invited several young marrieds.
marryJoin together; combine harmoniously.
They had no plans to marry.
mateSouth American tea like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.
See you then mate.
mistressA woman loved and courted by a man.
Mary go and fetch your mistress some cold chicken.
morganaticRelating to or denoting a marriage in which neither the spouse of lower rank, nor any children, have any claim to the possessions or title of the spouse of higher rank.
He contracted a morganatic marriage with a German born actress.
newlywedSomeone recently married.
paramourA woman’s lover.
partnerAssociate or work together as partners.
Young farmers who partnered Isabel to the village dance.
polygamistAn animal that has more than one mate.
Polygamist communities.
polygamyThe condition of bearing some flowers with stamens only, some with pistils only, and some with both, on the same or different plants.
sponsorAssume sponsorship of.
NBC found a sponsor willing to put the election up on prime time.
suitorA man who courts a woman.
The company agreed to negotiate with its suitor.
wedGive or join in marriage.
He was to wed the king s daughter.
wifeThe wife of a person with a specified occupation.
A clergy wife.

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