Husband meaning

hŭzbənd
A man joined to another person in marriage; a male spouse.
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To use sparingly or economically; conserve.

Husband one's energy.

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(chiefly british) A manager or steward, as of a household.
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(archaic) A prudent, thrifty manager.
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Hakewill.

The painful husband, ploughing up his ground.

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To manage economically; conserve.
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The definition of a husband is a male partner in a marriage.

The man a woman is married to is an example of a husband.

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To husband is defined as to conserve or use economically.

An example of to husband is to save water and other natural resources.

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John Evelyn (1620-1706)

He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestick and field accommodations.

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(archaic) A prudent or frugal manager.
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A man in a marriage or marital relationship, especially in relation to his spouse.
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To provide with a husband.

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To engage or act as a husband to; assume the care of or responsibility for; accept as one's own.
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(archaic) To become a husband to.
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(archaic) A manager, as of a household.
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(archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry.
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(archaic) To cultivate (soil or plants)
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Origin of husband

  • Middle English huseband from Old English hūsbōnda from Old Norse hūsbōndi hūs house bōndi, būandi householder present participle of būa to dwell bheuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Rather not bond = serf, but present participle of WestScand. búa, EastScand. bôa = to build, to plow; cf. German bauen, der Bauende. Cognate with Icelandic húsbóndi (“head of household”), Faroese húsbóndi (“husband”), Norwegian husbond (“head of household, husband”), Swedish husbonde (“master”), Danish husbonde (“husband”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English husbonde, from Old English hūsbonda, hūsbunda (“male head of a household, householder, master of a house”), probably from Old Norse húsbóndi (“master of house”), from hús (“house”) + bóndi (“dweller, householder”), equivalent to house +‎ bond (“serf, slave”).

    From Wiktionary