[h_ˈʌ_s_b_ə_n_d_ɹ_ɪ], [hˈʌsbəndɹɪ], [hˈʌsbəndɹɪ]

Definitions of husbandry:

  1.   Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.
  2.   The business of a farmer; farming; agriculture; domestic economy; frugality.
  3.   Tillage; economy.
  4.   The business of a farmer; frugality; domestic economy.
  5.   The business of a farmer: tillage: economical management: thrift.
  6.   the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
  7.   Economical management.
  8.   Agriculture.
  9.   The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.
  10.   Agriculture; farming; frugality.

Antonyms for husbandry:

extravagance, squandering, munificence, generosity, liberality, bigheartedness, improvidence, largess, prodigality, openheartedness, wastefulness, bounty, lavishness, unselfishness, bountifulness, generousness, philanthropy, openhandedness.

Quotes for husbandry:

  1. Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry which would augment the produce with the same cost of production. – David Ricardo

Usage examples for husbandry:

  1. Economy, replied the lad, means the wise husbandry of wealth in production and distribution. ” – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  2. They marched with flocks and herds and implements of husbandry – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  3. “ I commend him to a prudent husbandry of his resources. ” – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  4. We want more competition in actual husbandry and less competition in matters of purchase and sale. ” – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  5. 6. Every sub- tenant shall be bound to follow a six- shift rotation of crops, according to the rules of good husbandry – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  6. Subsequently, statesmen grew more wise, and, in the closing years of last century, the younger Pitt refused to support a bill to regulate the wages of labourers in husbandry – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  7. If, as we have seen, the prevailing character of Judaea be pastoral, with husbandry only incidental to her life, it is not surprising that the forms which have impressed both her history and her religion upon the world should be those of the pastoral habit. ” –  by
  8. It's many a secret they'll be getting out o'ye down there about the Scotch husbandry – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  9. “ Mr. Travers was renowned for skilful husbandry and the general management of land to the best advantage. ” – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. Their judgment wry he counted not for wrong More than the fabled poison of the toad Striking at simple wits; how should their thought Or word in praise or blame come near the peace That shone in seasonable hours above The patience of his spirit's husbandry – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  11. Whether a Sum, which would go but a little way towards erecting hospitals for maintaining and educating the children of the native Irish, might not go far in binding them out apprentices to Protestant masters, for husbandry useful trades, and the service of families? ” – The Querist by George Berkley
  12. Family economy is this husbandry carried on for the advantage of a family group without regard to other groups. ” – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  13. As numerous probably were the writers of the school of Cato, on husbandry domestic economy, and other practical subjects, and the grammarians and philologists, whose works formed two other large sections in Varro's library. ” – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  14. The country was at that time all one wild tract of forest and moor, where life had need be of the simplest; and where it was sustained in great measure by the chase and by a rude husbandry – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  15. The Romans, about the beginning of the Christian era, took their husbandry to the British Isles. ” – Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Lyman Carrier
  16. My contemplation, he said, not without large gestures, is this wide and prosperous plain below: the great city with its harbour and ceaseless traffic of ships, the roads, the houses building, the fields yielding every year to husbandry the perpetual activities of men. ” – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  17. “ For the rest, the dwellers in the City of Pines must surrender their wealth into the treasury of the viceroy, and they themselves, men, women and children, shall be led from the city and be distributed according to the viceroy's pleasure upon the estates of such of the Spanish settlers as he may select, there to learn the useful arts of husbandry and mining. ” – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  18. And I set down these disadvantages of husbandry as some sort of excuse for the meanness and dishonesty of the man who uses " his wife's name" to protect his assets and injure his creditors. ” – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  19. This book deals with sheep husbandry as a phase of intensive farming. ” – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee