Hat vs Wife - What's the difference?

hat | wife |

As a verb hat

is has.

As a noun wife is

a married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.




(en noun)
  • A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
  • *
  • *:There was a neat hat -and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • (lb) A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
  • *1993 , Susan Loesser, A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life: A Portrait by His Daughter , Hal Leonard Corporation (2000), ISBN 978-0-634-00927-3, p.121:
  • *:My mother was wearing several hats in the early fifties: hostess, scout, wife, and mother.
  • (lb) Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
  • # The lottery or draw itself.
  • #:
  • (lb) A hat switch.
  • *2002 , Ernest Pazera, Focus on SDL , p.139:
  • *:The third type of function allows you to check on the state of the joystick's buttons, axes, hats , and balls.
  • *1997 October 6th, “ Patricia V. Lehman]” (user name), [https://groups.google.com/group/rec.antiques/topics?hl=en rec.antiques] (Usenet newsgroup), “[https://groups.google.com/group/rec.antiques/browse_thread/thread/67b2bb8b89588055/8496fc478c032593?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%22hat%22#8496fc478c032593 Re: Unusual Mark – made in Cechoslovakia]”, [https://groups.google.com/group/rec.antiques/msg/8496fc478c032593?hl=en&dmode=source&output=gplain Message ID: <[email protected]>#1/1
  • *:I’lll have to leave it up to antiques experts to tell you when objects were marked that way, but I can tell you it’s called a “hacek” (with the hat' over the “c” and pronounced “hacheck”.) It is used to show that a “c” is pronounced as “ch” and an “s” as “sh.” Sometimes linguists just call it the “' hat .”
  • Hyponyms
    * See also

    Derived terms

    {{der3, at the drop of a hat , bowler hat , brick in one's hat , hang one's hat on , hard hat , hatband , hatnote , hat parade , hatpin , hat trick , hatstand , hatter , home is where you hang your hat , put one's name in the hat , take one's hat off to , talk through one's hat , throw one's hat in the ring , pass the hat , under one's hat , wear too many hats , woolly hat}} (-)

    See also

    * take one's hat off to


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  • A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
  • My wife and I have decided to have a baby.
  • * (The Fisherman and His Wife)
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • The female of a pair of mated animals.
  • Usage notes

    Although not common, wife'' can be used with ''the to indicate one's own wife. For instance, "I'd like to go, but the wife wants me home." More commonly, "my wife".


    * (married woman) better half, life partner, little woman (slang), partner, significant other, spouse * See also


    * (married woman) husband, were (obsolete)

    See also

    * uxorial

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun "wife") * (From woman) alewife * (partner) co-wife * (partner) ex-wife * (woman) fishwife * (woman) goodwife * (partner) housewife * (partner) huswife * (partner) man and wife/I now declare you man and wife * (woman) midwife * (woman) old wife/old-wife/oldwife * (woman) pudding-wife * seawife * sister-wife * spaewife * (partner) trophy wife * (partner) wife-beater * (woman/partner) wifehood * (partner) wifeless * (woman) wifely * (partner) wifey (wife)

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wife")




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