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Definitions of husband

  1. use cautiously and frugally; " I try to economize my spare time"; " conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
  2. a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
  3. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
  4. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
  5. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.
  6. The male of a pair of animals.
  7. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.
  8. To cultivate, as land; to till.
  9. To furnish with a husband.
  10. A married man; a man who has a wife; - the correlative to wife.
  11. Married persons, i. e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.
  12. A married man; the correlative of wife.
  13. To manage or use with economy.
  14. 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.
  15. To supply with a husband: to manage with economy.
  16. A married man; prudent manager.
  17. To economise.
  18. To manage economically; save.
  19. A married man.
  20. A man joined to a woman by marriage; the owner of a ship who manages its concerns in person; a good manager; a farmer.
  21. To manage with frugality; to cultivate; to supply with a husband.
  22. A man joined to a woman by marriage; an economist; the manager of the concerns of a ship, as in the phrase ship's husband.
  23. To manage with frugality; to use with economy.
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Usage examples for husband

  1. But my husband was more to me than my mother or any one else. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. Then, when I have married him, you will see him as my husband – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  3. Husband said she, I have an idea. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  4. Was my poor dear husband not right? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  5. Say you forgive your own little girl, dear, and that you will love my own darling husband as if he were your son. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  6. And how is your husband – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  7. Her husband has left, and she has nothing with which to feed her young children. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  8. And who is your husband – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  9. Then I can go home with my husband I suppose. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  10. She had lost her father and her mother, and now her husband – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. Is your husband about? – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  12. In that case, my husband will be coming back.... – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  13. No, 'tis my husband I hate. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  14. What does your husband say? – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  15. That is to say, I have a husband – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  16. Her husband was the most wonderful man, and her baby was the most wonderful baby- and her house was the most wonderful house. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  17. Why can't I see myself as a husband – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  18. They would all stay where they were, of course- Alden with his mother, and Edith with her husband – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  19. I wish you would be friends with my husband and that he could be of use to you. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  20. My husband has only just left me. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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