Definition of significant other in English:

significant other

noun

  • A person with whom someone has an established romantic or sexual relationship.

    ‘Ron and his latest significant other are having me over for dinner’
    • ‘Even if you don't have a significant other, there are plenty of fun things to do and get dressed up for.’
    • ‘I am also interested in the thoughts of the significant others, partners, family, friends, and allies of these people.’
    • ‘If you suspect that your significant other is still in love with his or her ex, then avoid this movie at all costs.’
    • ‘Indeed, he tells me she's a major influence in his life artistically, as well as his significant other.’
    • ‘Bring a significant other for a romantic weekend getaway.’
    • ‘No, I do not have a significant other for whom I wish to arrange a guest membership.’
    • ‘Setting up a household with your significant other is a business partnership as well as a love relationship.’
    • ‘The physician should use gender-neutral language when inquiring about sexual partners or significant others.’
    • ‘Co-workers often talk about their significant others, and talking about my partner actually helps to develop a better relationship with co-workers.’
    • ‘Perhaps you want to show your significant other how much your relationship means to you.’
    • ‘Both had lost their significant others, Michael was a widower and Hillary, a widow.’
    • ‘Today, however, it seems that no one is even thinking of marriage when they engage in romantic relations with significant others.’
    • ‘So as you go about your day today, think of your significant other and try to show them you care in a way that they will appreciate.’
    • ‘In the opening sequence we hear an off-camera conversation between Dorothy and her own significant other.’
    • ‘For example, a general rule of thumb is that you're not supposed to cheat on your significant other.’
    • ‘I met my significant other while on the rebound from a long relationship.’
    • ‘Stoke your tender feelings and take your significant other for a romantic evening that you'll recall fondly in your dotage.’
    • ‘Not having a significant other allows you spend more money on a gift for a friend or a gift for yourself.’
    • ‘The chapter on financial partnerships covers the financial relationship you have with your significant other.’
    • ‘The duo had lunch at the trendy Mondrian Hotel with no signs of their current significant others anywhere in sight.’
    girlfriend, girl, sweetheart, partner, inamorata, fiancée
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Pronunciation

significant other