Definitions for husbandˈhʌz bənd
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husband, hubby, married man(verb)
a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
conserve, husband, economize, economise(verb)
use cautiously and frugally
"I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
the male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family
a cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman
one who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist
a married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife
the male of a pair of animals
to direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy
to cultivate, as land; to till
to furnish with a husband
Origin: [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. hsbonda master of the house; hs house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. hsbndi house master, husband; hs house + bandi dwelling, inhabiting, p. pr. of ba to dwell; akin to AS. ban, Goth. bauan. See House Be, and cf. Bond a slave, Boor.]
A husband is a male lifetime partner in a marital relationship. The rights and obligations of the husband regarding his spouse, others, and his status in the community and in law, vary between cultures and has varied over time.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A booby prize in life's lottery.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The next thing to a wife. From Eng. _hussy_, woman, and _bond_, tie. Tied to a woman.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'husband' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #897
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'husband' in Written Corpus Frequency: #958
Rank popularity for the word 'husband' in Nouns Frequency: #362
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