Husband

Definition of Husband

Hus´band
n.1.The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
2.A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
The painful husband, plowing up his ground.
- Hakewill.
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.
God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband, to improve the short remnant left me.
- Fuller.
4.A married man; a man who has a wife; - the correlative to wife.
The husband and wife are one person in law.
- Blackstone.
5.The male of a pair of animals.
A ship's husband
(Naut.) an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Husbanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Husbanding.]
For my means, I'll husband them so well,
They shall go far.
- Shak.
2.To cultivate, as land; to till.
Land so trim and rarely husbanded.
- Evelyn.
3.To furnish with a husband.

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