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noun

Sociology. a person, as a parent or peer, who has great influence on one's behavior and self-esteem.

a spouse or cohabiting lover. Abbreviations: SO, S.O.

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  • This was before I learned the ironclad rule that one should never try to teach a significant other a sport, especially if one wants the other to remain significant.

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  • Because many shelters are single-sex or sex-segregated facilities, often people are asked to separate from their significant others, which can be a deal breaker.

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  • We have a card that says, “You are cordially invited to invade my personal space,” which is funny, considering how much time we’ve spent with our significant others this year.

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  • And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”

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  • This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.

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  • The town, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab, is so significant to ISIS that the group calls it Ayn al-Islam.

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  • Occasionally, guys and girls admitted outright they were looking for a potential significant other.

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  • It was the first significant violence directed toward police after weeks of demonstrations across the city.

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  • In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.

    Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick

  • And in his heart the name of the poem repeated itself with significant insistence: Unwelcome!

    The Wave|Algernon Blackwood

  • The finely granular variety is the least significant, and is found when the epithelium is only moderately affected.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

  • By all the sounded consonants we have—“Inhuman Civil War;” the latter shorter, more significant, and more easily remembered.

    Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

  • An odd and somewhat unromantic name, but very significant of the circumstances under which she was found.

    The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie

British Dictionary definitions for significant other


noun

USinformala spouse or lover

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Cultural definitions for significant other


A person whose close relationship with an individual affects that individual's behavior and attitudes. A significant other is usually a family member, spouse, child, employer, coworker, friend, or lover, who serves as a role model or whose acceptance and approval is sought.

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In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.

EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK

And in his heart the name of the poem repeated itself with significant insistence: Unwelcome!

THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD

The finely granular variety is the least significant, and is found when the epithelium is only moderately affected.

A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD

By all the sounded consonants we have—“Inhuman Civil War;” the latter shorter, more significant, and more easily remembered.

ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)

An odd and somewhat unromantic name, but very significant of the circumstances under which she was found.

THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE

Both festivals are significant, and we shall meet with Consus and Ops again in close connection in December.

THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY

Enid's eyes met his, and the pair exchanged curiously significant glances.

THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX

WORDS RELATED TO SIGNIFICANT OTHER

lover

nounperson having sexual relationship

lovers

nounperson having sexual relationship

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Significant other

Person's partner in an intimate relationship

For other uses, see Significant Others.

"Life partner" redirects here. For other uses, see Life partner (disambiguation).

Significant other (SO) is colloquially used as a term for a person's partner in an intimate relationship[1] without disclosing or presuming anything about marital status, relationship status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Synonyms with similar properties include: sweetheart, other half, better half, spouse, domestic partner, lover, soulmate, or life partner.

In the United States, the term is sometimes used in invitations, such as to weddings and office parties. This use of the term has become common in the UK in correspondence from hospitals, e.g., "you may be accompanied for your appointment by a significant other."[citation needed]

Scientific use[edit]

Its usage in psychology and sociology is very different from its colloquial use. In psychology, a significant other is any person who has great importance to an individual's life or well-being. In sociology, it describes any person or persons with a strong influence on an individual's self-concept. Although the influence of significant others on individuals was long theorized, the first actual measurements of the influence of significant others on individuals were made by Archie O. Haller, Edward L. Fink, and Joseph Woelfel at the University of Wisconsin.[2]

Haller, Fink, and Woelfel are associates of the Wisconsin model of status attainment. They surveyed 100 Wisconsin adolescents, measured their educational and occupational aspirations, and identified the set of other individuals who communicated with the students and served as examples for them. They then contacted the significant others directly and measured their expectations for the adolescent's educational and occupational attainments, and calculated the impact of these expectations on the aspirations of the students. Results of the research showed that the expectations of significant others were the single most potent influences on the students' own aspirations.[3] This usage is synonymous with the term "relevant other" and can also be found in plural form, "significant others".

In social psychology, a significant other is an "insulating person", uncle/aunt, grandparent, guardian or teacher – the person who guides and takes care of a child during primary socialization.[citation needed] The significant other protects, rewards, and punishes the child as a way of aiding the child's development. This usually takes about six or seven years, after which the significant other is no longer needed, and the child moves on to a general "other" which is not a real person, but an abstract notion of what society deems good or bad.

First use[edit]

The first known use of the term is by the U.S. psychiatristHarry Stack Sullivan in the article 'Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry' in the journal: 'Psychiatry: Journal of the biology and pathology of interpersonal relations', published in 1940.[4] The phrase was popularised in the United States by Armistead Maupin's 1987 book Significant Others, and in the UK by the 1989 TV series Only Fools and Horses, in which Derek Trotter uses the phrase a number of times when referring to his long-term partner Raquel Turner.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^Anon. "Significant other". The Free Dictionary. Farlex Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^Haller, A. & Woelfel, J. (1972) Significant others and their expectations: Concepts and instruments to measure interpersonal influence on status aspirations Rural Sociology, 37(4), 591–622
  3. ^Woelfel, J. & Haller, A. (1971) Significant others: The self-reflexive act and the attitude formation process American Sociological ReviewArchived 19 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine American Sociological Association: 36(1), 74–87
  4. ^Sullivan, Harry Stack (1940). Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry: The First William Alanson White Memorial Lectures, Volume 3, Issue 1 of Psychiatry, journal of the biology and pathology of interpersonal relations. William Alanson White Psychiatric Foundation. p. 10.
  5. ^Cryer, Max (1 October 2011). Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases. Summersdale Publishers. ISBN . Retrieved 1 April 2014.
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1. significant

adjective. ['səgˈnɪfɪkənt, sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt'] important in effect or meaning.

  • profound
  • large
  • epochal
  • evidential
  • world-shaking
  • probative
  • epoch-making
  • important
  • of import
  • probatory
  • prodigious
  • earthshaking
  • noteworthy
  • fundamental
  • remarkable
  • monumental
  • operative
  • portentous
  • meaningful
  • world-shattering
  • evidentiary
  • momentous
  • meaningless
  • insignificant
  • mild
  • shallow

Words that Rhyme with Significant Other

  • smother
  • brother
  • another
  • yother
  • suther
  • souther
  • rather
  • nother
  • mother
  • futher
  • uther

2. significant

adjective. ['səgˈnɪfɪkənt, sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt'] fairly large.

  • inconsequence
  • meaninglessness

3. significant

adjective. ['səgˈnɪfɪkənt, sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt'] rich in significance or implication.

  • unimportance
  • unscholarly
  • superficial

4. other

adjective. ['ˈʌðɝ'] not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied.

  • some other
  • separateness
  • different
  • new
  • distinctness
  • otherwise
  • another
  • separate
  • opposite
  • same
  • compatible
  • unvaried
  • usual
  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. other

adjective. ['ˈʌðɝ'] recently past.

  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. other

adjective. ['ˈʌðɝ'] very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected.

  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. other

adjective. ['ˈʌðɝ'] belonging to the distant past.

  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oþer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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[ sɪɡnˈɪfɪkənt ˈʌðə], [ sɪɡnˈɪfɪkənt ˈʌðə], [ s_ɪ_ɡ_n_ˈɪ_f_ɪ_k_ə_n_t ˈʌ_ð_ə]
  • n.

    beloved (noun)
    • one onlies,
    • first and lasts,
    • love my life,
    • be-loved,
    • be loved,
    • first last,
    • first lasts,
    • one and onlies,
    • true loves,
    • object affection,
    • one only,
    • dearests,
    • numero unos.
    better half (noun)lady's man (noun)lover (noun)main squeeze (noun)Other relevant words: (noun)
    • honey,
    • first and last,
    • somebody,
    • lovebirds,
    • steady,
    • mortal,
    • tootsie,
    • better half,
    • lovebird,
    • sweetheart,
    • inamorato,
    • one and only,
    • individual,
    • someone,
    • person,
    • dear one,
    • soul,
    • love of my life,
    • steadies,
    • sugar,
    • girlfriend,
    • object of affection,
    • flame,
    • fiance,
    • beloved,
    • lady's man,
    • numero uno,
    • tootsies,
    • Inamoratos,
    • true love,
    • main squeeze,
    • sweets,
    • steady girlfriend.
    sweetheart (noun)
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Significant-other synonyms

mate

A spouse or romantic partner.

husband

(Archaic) To become a husband to.

wife

A woman joined to another person in marriage; a female spouse.

lover

(--- Old-fashioned) The illicit male sexual partner of a married woman

domestic partner

The definition of a domestic partner refers to someone other than a husband or wife with whom you are in a committed, serious and usually permanent relationship.

spouse equivalent

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

boyfriend

A male companion or friend with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship.

girlfriend

The definition of a girlfriend is the female friend with whom someone has a regular or exclusive romantic or sexual relationship.

spousal equivalent

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

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