Definitions for husbandˈhʌz bənd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hus•bandˈhʌz bənd(n.; v.)-band•ed, -band•ing.

  1. (n.)a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife.

  2. Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager.

  3. (v.t.)to manage, esp. with economy.

  4. to use frugally; conserve; store:

    to husband one's resources.

  5. 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 )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. husband, hubby, married man(verb)

    a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

  2. 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

  1. husband(noun)ˈhʌz bənd

    a man that a woman is married to

    This is my husband, Jeremy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Husband(noun)

    the male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family

  2. Husband(noun)

    a cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman

  3. Husband(noun)

    one who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist

  4. Husband(noun)

    a married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife

  5. Husband(noun)

    the male of a pair of animals

  6. Husband(verb)

    to direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy

  7. Husband(verb)

    to cultivate, as land; to till

  8. Husband(verb)

    to furnish with a husband


  1. 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

  1. husband

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'husband' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #897

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'husband' in Written Corpus Frequency: #958

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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