Husband one's energy.
The painful husband, ploughing up his ground.
The man a woman is married to is an example of a husband.
An example of to husband is to save water and other natural resources.
He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestick and field accommodations.
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”).