What does husband mean?

Definitions for husband
ˈhʌz bəndhus·band

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. husband, hubby, married manverb

    a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

  2. conserve, husband, economize, economiseverb

    use cautiously and frugally

    "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Husbandnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Husbandnoun

    a cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Husbandnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Husbandnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Husbandnoun

    the male of a pair of animals

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Husbandverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Husbandverb

    to cultivate, as land; to till

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Husbandverb

    to furnish with a husband

    Etymology: [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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. husband

    An agent appointed by deed, executed by all the owners, with power to advance and lend, to make all payments, to receive the prices of freights, and to retain all claims. But this office gives him no authority to insure or to borrow money; and he is to render a full account to his employers.

Editors Contribution

  1. husband

    A person who is married

    The husband is a beautiful understanding gentleman and soul with pure love in his heart

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  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

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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

Examples of husband in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    My husband and Loretta Lynch said they did n’t say a word about this, i honestly reject that premise, partly because there’s a chain of command in Justice Department.

  2. Michelle Wolfs:

    After not being seen for 25 days, Melania has reappeared following her kidney surgery. Some people are saying this is Melania’s cover for plastic surgery, but I don’t buy that, her husband obviously loves her for who she is.

  3. Judge Gorsuch:

    What I try to point out is … it’s not how big your bank account balance is -- nobody ever puts that in their draft obituary -- or that they billed the most hours, or that they won the most cases. It’s how they treated other people along the way, for me, [ I think of the ] the words I read [ just ] yesterday from Increase Sumner’s tombstone. I ’d like to be remembered as a good dad, a good husband, kind and mild in private life, dignified and firm in public life... I have no illusions that I ’ll be remembered for very long.

  4. Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin:

    Both Lightfoot-Franklin and Both Lightfoot-Franklin husband reportedly called the campus and the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Districts transportation department repeatedly. Where is he ? The school doesnt know. The transportation doesnt know, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. So we were just riding around, looking for him. I didnt know where I was going. I just knew I would take the route to the school. PENNSYLVANIA GROUP DELIVERS THOUSANDS OF COOKIES TO FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC After driving around theMiramesa neighborhood of Cypress, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin received a notification that Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin Ring doorbell camera detected activity at Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin front door. I dont know if your mommys here. Is Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin usually here, baby ? asked a mystery woman who appeared at the familys front door with Colton. Do you know mommys phone number ? the woman said. According to a post shared by Lightfoot-Franklin on Saturday, the woman, identified as Kim, said she found Colton running frantically down West Road. She said it looked like he was running for his life, Arlene Lightfoot-Franklin said. Because it was Coltons first day back in the classroom, his teacher had placed a sticker with his address on his shirt. Kims daughter noticed the sticker, prompting her toput the address in her phone and found out she was about half a mile away. After driving towards his house, Colton began to recognize things and told Kim which way to turn. After waiting outside Coltons house, Lightfoot-Franklin eventually pulled up and proceeded to run and hug her son.The two mothersthen shared a hug. Theres nothing that we can do to repay her, like, she didnt have to stop. She couldve went on about her day. But she took the time to notice a little boy in trouble. Especially in this climate that were going through. Coronavirus. Everything. She took the time and risked her family being exposed to a stranger. She gave me a hug, knowing Im a stranger. That just shows that there are people still out there and compassionate that care about one another. We just want to thank her. I dont know what we can do, but I just want to formally thank her. Colton was back on the bus Friday, and he got off at the right bus stop to make it home before 5 p.m. Lightfoot-Franklin did not immediately return FoxNews request for comment. TEXAS PARAMEDIC RESCUES DOG THAT FELL OFF 70-FOOT CLIFF The Franklins reportedly have said the school district has apologized and is investigating to find out what exactly happened. But in a statement to KHOUfrom Leslie Francis, the school districtsassistant superintendent of communication and community relations, didnt acknowledge that.

  5. Maria Martinez:

    All my husband wanted was for the truth to be revealed. Well, the truth has been revealed, and he's a free man.

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