husband

  • 1 Husband — Hus band, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house + b?andi dwelling …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 husband — [huz′bənd] n. [ME husbonde, householder, husband < Late OE husbonda < ON hūsbondi, lit., householder < hūs, HOUSE + bondi, freeholder, yeoman < earlier būandi, prp. of būa, to dwell: see BONDAGE] 1. a) a man with reference to the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Husband — Hus band, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Husbanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Husbanding}.] 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. [1913 Webster] For my means, I ll… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Husband — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gary Husband (* 1960), britischer Fusionmusiker Rick Douglas Husband (1957–2003), amerikanischer Astronaut Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demsel …

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  • 5 husband — index consort, hoard, keep (shelter), preserve, spouse, store Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 husband — [n] married man bridegroom, companion, consort, groom, helpmate, hubby, mate, monogamist, monogynist, other half, partner, spouse; concepts 414,419 Ant. wife …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 husband — ► NOUN ▪ a married man considered in relation to his wife. ► VERB ▪ use (resources) economically. DERIVATIVES husbandless adjective husbandly adjective. ORIGIN original senses included «steward of a household» and «farmer»: from Old Norse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Husband — A husband is a male spouse (participant) in a marriage, civil union or civil partnership.Origin and etymologyThe term husband refers to Middle English huseband , from Old English hūsbōnda , from Old Norse hūsbōndi (hūs, house + bōndi, būandi,… …

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  • 9 husband — n. 1) to leave one s husband 2) a common law; cuckolded; estranged husband; ex husband, former; faithful; henpecked; jealous; philandering, unfaithful husband 3) (misc.) she had two children by her first husband * * * [ hʌzbənd] cuckolded… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 husband —    Wives appear to have regularly addressed their marital partners as ‘husband’ in the seventeenth century. Shakespeare has many instances of the word being used vocatively on its own, or in phrases like ‘good husband’, ‘gentle husband’, ‘good… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 11 husband — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ future, prospective ▪ suitable ▪ former (also ex husband) ▪ dead, deceased, late …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 husband — hus·band (hŭz’bənd) n. 1) A man joined to another person in marriage; a male spouse. 2) Chiefly British A manager or steward, as of a household. 3) Archaic A prudent, thrifty manager. tr.v. hus·band·ed, hus·band·ing, hus·bands 1) To use sparing …

    Word Histories

  • 13 husband —   Kāne.   Also: pilikua, kāne i ka ili; lei (affectionate); ali i kāne (polite, not said of one s own husband).    ♦ To be a husband, kāne.    ♦ To offer to become a husband, ho okāne.    ♦ Husband acquired by matchmaking, kāne ho omoe.    ♦ Her… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 14 husband — husbander, n. husbandless, adj. /huz beuhnd/, n. 1. a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife. 2. Brit. a manager. 3. Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager. v.t. 4. to manage, esp. with prudent economy. 5. to use frugally;… …

    Universalium

  • 15 husband — [OE] The Anglo Saxons used wer ‘man’ (as in werewolf) for ‘husband’, and not until the late 13th century was the word husband drafted in for ‘male spouse’. This had originally meant ‘master of a household’, and was borrowed from Old Norse… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 husband — hus|band1 W1S1 [ˈhʌzbənd] n [: Old English; Origin: husbonda, from Old Norse, from hus house + bondi someone who lives in a house ] 1.) the man that a woman is married to →↑wife ▪ Have you met my husband Roy? 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 husband — {{11}}husband (n.) O.E. husbonda male head of a household, probably from O.N. husbondi master of the house, from hus house (see HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.)) + bondi householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant, from buandi, prp. of bua to dwell (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 husband — [[t]hʌ̱zbənd[/t]] ♦ husbands, husbanding, husbanded 1) N COUNT: oft poss N A woman s husband is the man she is married to. Eva married her husband Jack in 1957... Are they husband and wife? 2) VERB If you husband something valuable, you use it… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 husband */*/*/ — UK [ˈhʌzbənd] / US noun [countable] Word forms husband : singular husband plural husbands the man that a woman is married to Carole s husband died last year. She isn t looking for a husband …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Husband — This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational surname for a husbandman, a farmer, originally a peasant farmer. The derivation of the name is from the Old English pre 7th Century husbonda , Old Norse husbondi …

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