Definitions for husbandˈhʌz bənd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hus•bandˈhʌz bənd(n.; v.)-band•ed, -band•ing.
(n.)a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife.
Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager.
(v.t.)to manage, esp. with economy.
to use frugally; conserve; store:
to husband one's resources.
Archaic. to be or become a husband to; marry. to find a husband for.
Origin of husband:
bef. 1000; ME; OE hūsbonda master of the house < ON hūsbōndi=hūshouse+bōndi <*bōandi, orig. n. use of prp. of būa to dwell (cf. boor )
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a man that a woman is married to
This is my husband, Jeremy.
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
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.
British National Corpus
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
Translations for husband
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a man to whom a woman is married.
- maridoPortuguese (BR)
- der EhemannGerman
- ægtemand; mandDanish
- (ο) σύζυγοςGreek
- marido, esposoSpanish
- muž, suprugCroatian
- vīrs; laulāts draugsLatvian
- äkta man, makeSwedish
- koca, eşTurkish
- 丈夫Chinese (Trad.)
- người chồngVietnamese
- 丈夫Chinese (Simp.)
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