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SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does significant other mean? 

SIGNIFICANT OTHER (noun)
  The noun SIGNIFICANT OTHER has 1 sense:

1. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

  Familiarity information: SIGNIFICANT OTHER used as a noun is very rare.


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SIGNIFICANT OTHER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

domestic partner; significant other; spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent

Hypernyms ("significant other" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "significant other"):

lover (a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage)

better half; married person; mate; partner; spouse (a person's partner in marriage)


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