What does husband mean?

Definitions for husbandˈhʌz bənd

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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"

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

  9. 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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Husband

    huz′band, n. a married man: (B.) a man to whom a woman is betrothed: one who manages affairs with prudence: (naut.) the owner of a ship who manages its concerns in person.—v.t. to supply with a husband: to manage with economy.—n. Hus′bandage, allowance or commission of a ship's husband.—adjs. Hus′bandless (Shak.), without a husband; Hus′bandly, frugal, thrifty.—ns. Hus′bandman, a working farmer: one who labours in tillage; Hus′bandry, the business of a farmer: tillage: economical management: thrift. [M. E. husbonde—A.S. húsbonda, Ice. húsbóndihús, a house, búandi, inhabiting, pr.p. of Ice. búa, to dwell. Cf. Ger. bauen, to till.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. husband

    A booby prize in life's lottery.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HUSBAND

    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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of husband in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of husband in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese:

    A foolish husband fears his wife; a prudent wife obeys her husband.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    A husband is the chief ornament of a wife, though she have no other ornament; but, though adorned, without a husband she has no ornaments.

  3. Valerie Harper:

    My husband was the one who caught it, my husband was the one who got it going. My husband is the one who got me in the hospital. It was incredible.

  4. Ratna Mahapatra:

    It is perceived that the husband has full right to be physical, in whichever way he feels like, and the wife has agreed to marry knowing fully well that she has to give in to the demands of her husband, however, it would be wrong to assume that there is marital rape in all marriages.

  5. Camille Cosby:

    I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were marred in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work, he is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.

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