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Meaning of HUSBAND

Pronunciation:  'huzbund

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
  2. [v]  use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

HUSBAND is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: conserve, economise, economize, hubby, married man
 Antonyms: blow, married woman, squander, waste, wife
 See Also: benedick, benedict, better half, cuckold, family man, house husband, married person, mate, partner, preserve, retrench, save, spouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hus"band\, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the
    master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the
    house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob.
    fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house +
    b?andi dwelling, inhabiting, p. pr. of b?a to dwell; akin to
    AS. b?an, Goth. bauan. See {House Be}, and cf. {Bond} a
    slave, {Boor}.]
    1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy
       of a family. [Obs.]
    2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman. [Obs.] --Shak.
             The painful husband, plowing up his ground.
             He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his
             domestic and field accommodations.    --Evelyn.
    3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a
       frugal person; an economist. [R.]
             God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a
             good husband, to improve the short remnant left me.
    4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to
             The husband and wife are one person in law.
    5. The male of a pair of animals. [R.] --Dryden.
    {A ship's husband} (Naut.), an agent representing the owners
       of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.
  2. \Hus"band\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Husbanded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Husbanding}.]
    1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to
       good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or
       use, with economy.
             For my means, I'll husband them so well, They shall
             go far.                               --Shak.
    2. To cultivate, as land; to till. [R.]
             Land so trim and rarely husbanded.    --Evelyn.
    3. To furnish with a husband. [R.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your husband in your dream means your relationship with your husband and the unconscious feelings you have towards him. Dreaming that you have a husband (but you do not in your waking life), symbolizes some sort of partnership and/or commitment. Often, it is also representative of the qualities of your father in which you projected onto this figure or the masculine side of your own personality.
Easton Bible Dictionary

i.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a husband (Matt. 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was exempt from going to war for "one year" (Deut. 20:7; 24:5).

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