[huhz-buh nd] /ˈhʌz bənd/
a married man, especially when considered in relation to his partner in marriage.
British. a manager.
Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager.
verb (used with object)
to manage, especially with prudent economy.
to use frugally; conserve:
to husband one’s resources.
a woman’s partner in marriage
to manage or use (resources, finances, etc) thriftily
(transitive) (obsolete) to till (the soil)
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.
“manage thriftily,” early 15c., from husband (n.) in an obsolete sense of “steward” (mid-15c.). Related: Husbanded; husbanding.
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).
[huhz-buh nd-muh n] /ˈhʌz bənd mən/ noun, plural husbandmen. 1. a farmer. /ˈhʌzbəndmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a farmer c.1300, “head of a family;” early 14c., “tiller of the soil,” from husband (n.) + man (n.). one whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed […]
[huhz-buh n-dree] /ˈhʌz bən dri/ noun 1. the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming. 2. the science of raising crops or food animals. 3. careful or thrifty management; frugality, thrift, or conservation. 4. the management of domestic affairs or of resources generally. /ˈhʌzbəndrɪ/ noun 1. farming, esp when […]
- Husein ibn-Ali
[hoo-sahyn ib-uh n-ah-lee, -ah-lee; hoo-seyn] /hʊˈsaɪn ˌɪb ənˈɑ li, -ɑˈli; hʊˈseɪn/ noun 1. 1856–1931, 1st king of Hejaz 1916–24. /hʊˈseɪn ˈɪbənˈɑːlɪ; ˈælɪ; hʊˈsaɪn/ noun 1. 1856–1931, first king of Hejaz (1916–24): initiated the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–18); forced to abdicate by ibn-Saud
[huhsh] /hʌʃ/ interjection 1. (used as a command to be silent or quiet.) verb (used without object) 2. to become or be silent or quiet: They hushed as the judge walked in. verb (used with object) 3. to make silent; silence. 4. to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often followed by up): They hushed up […]