Wive, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wived (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wiving.] [AS. wifian, gewifian. See Wite.]

To marry, as a man; to take a wife.

Wherefore we pray you hastily to wive. Chaucer.

 

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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.

2.

To take for a wife; to marry.

I have wived his sister. Sir W. Scott.

 

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