significant other

sig·nif·i·cant oth·er
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sig-nif-i-kuh nt uhth -er]
    • /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt ˈʌð ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sig-nif-i-kuh nt uhth -er]
    • /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt ˈʌð ər/

Definitions of significant other words

  • noun significant other Sociology. a person, as a parent or peer, who has great influence on one's behavior and self-esteem. 1
  • noun significant other a spouse or cohabiting lover. 1
  • noun significant other partner, spouse 1
  • countable noun significant other If you refer to your significant other, you are referring to your wife, husband, or the person you are having a relationship with. 0
  • noun significant other a spouse or lover 0
  • noun significant other a person having importance in, or influence on, another's life 0

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Parts of speech for Significant other


significant other popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

significant other usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for significant other

noun significant other

  • better half — one's spouse
  • feme covert — a married woman.
  • fiance — a man engaged to be married. Synonyms: future groom, future husband, future spouse, betrothed.
  • first and last — being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of one: the first edition; the first vice president.
  • helpmeet — helpmate.

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