Husband



[huhz-buh nd] /ˈhʌz bənd/

noun
1.
a married man, especially when considered in relation to his partner in marriage.
2.
British. a manager.
3.
Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager.
verb (used with object)
4.
to manage, especially with prudent economy.
5.
to use frugally; conserve:
to husband one’s resources.
6.
Archaic.

/ˈhʌzbənd/
noun
1.
a woman’s partner in marriage
2.
(archaic)

verb
3.
to manage or use (resources, finances, etc) thriftily
4.
(archaic)

5.
(transitive) (obsolete) to till (the soil)
n.

Old English husbonda “male head of a household,” probably from Old Norse husbondi “master of the house,” from hus “house” (see house (n.)) + bondi “householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant,” from buandi, present participle of bua “to dwell” (see bower). Beginning late 13c., replaced Old English wer as “married man,” companion of wif, a sad loss for English poetry. Slang shortening hubby first attested 1680s.
v.

“manage thriftily,” early 15c., from husband (n.) in an obsolete sense of “steward” (mid-15c.). Related: Husbanded; husbanding.

noun

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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