Wifehood
Wifehood Wife"hood, n. [AS. wifh[=a]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. Womanhood. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being a wife; the character of a wife. [1913 Webster]


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  • wifehood — ˈwīfˌhu̇d noun Etymology: Middle English wifhod, wifhode, from Old English wīfhād womanhood, from wīf woman, wife + hād hood : the quality or state of being a wife achieved the status of wifehood …   Useful english dictionary

  • wifehood — noun see wife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wifehood — /wuyf hood/, n. 1. the state of being a wife. 2. wifely character or quality; wifeliness. [1350 1400; ME wifhood, OE wifhad. See WIFE, HOOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • wifehood — noun The quality or state of being a wife See Also: motherhood …   Wiktionary

  • wifehood — wife·hood || waɪfhÊŠd n. state of being a wife, being married …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wifehood — wife·hood …   English syllables

  • wifehood — /ˈwaɪfhʊd/ (say wuyfhood) noun 1. the position or relation of a wife. 2. wifely character …   Australian English dictionary

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • wivehood — wiveˈhood noun (Spenser) Wifehood • • • Main Entry: ↑wive * * * wivehood, less, ly see wifehood, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • wife|dom — «WYF duhm», noun. = wifehood. (Cf. ↑wifehood) …   Useful english dictionary

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