husbandry

  • 1 Husbandry — Hus band*ry, n. 1. Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift. [1913 Webster] There s husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 husbandry — [huz′bən drē] n. [ME husbonderie: see HUSBAND] 1. Archaic management of domestic affairs, resources, etc. 2. careful, thrifty management; thrift; frugality 3. the science or art of farming: see ANIMAL HUSBANDRY …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 husbandry — index austerity, prudence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 husbandry — c.1300, management of a household; late 14c. as farm management, from HUSBAND (Cf. husband) (n.) in a now obsolete sense of peasant farmer (early 13c.) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 husbandry — farming, *agriculture …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 husbandry — ► NOUN 1) the care, cultivation, and breeding of crops and animals. 2) management and conservation of resources …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Husbandry — (Roget s Thesaurus) >The economy or management of animals. < N PARAG:Husbandry >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 husbandry husbandry taming &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 circuration circuration zoohygiantics Sgm: N 1 domestication domestication domesticity Sgm …

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  • 8 husbandry — noun 1) farmers have new methods of husbandry Syn: farm management, land management, farming, agriculture, agronomy; cultivation; animal husbandry, ranching 2) the careful husbandry of their resources Syn: conservation, management; …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 husbandry — n. animal husbandry * * * [ hʌzbəndrɪ] animal husbandry …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 husbandry — [[t]hʌ̱zbəndri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Husbandry is farming, especially when it is done carefully and well. ...soil conserving methods of good husbandry …

    English dictionary

  • 11 husbandry — Care and management, especially of a farm. The business of a farmer, comprehending the various branches of agriculture. Estate of Slade, 122 Cal 434, 55 P 158. The business of a farmer, comprehending agriculture or tillage of the ground, the… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12 husbandry — noun Husbandry is used after these nouns: ↑animal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 husbandry — hus|band|ry [ˈhʌzbəndri] n [U] 1.) technical farming ▪ animal husbandry 2.) old fashioned careful management of money and supplies …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 husbandry — noun 1 (U) technical farming: animal husbandry 2 (U) old fashioned careful management of money and supplies …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 husbandry — hus•band•ry [[t]ˈhʌz bən dri[/t]] n. 1) agr. ahb. the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock 2) agr. ahb. the application of scientific principles to farming Compare animal husbandry 3) careful or thrifty management; frugality, thrift …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 husbandry — noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic the care of a household 2. the control or judicious use of resources ; conservation 3. a. the cultivation or production of plants or animals ; agriculture b. the scientific control and management of a branch of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 husbandry — Farming; management and control of a proprietary stock …

    Fisheries — dictionary

  • 18 husbandry — the scientific management and control of the hatchery environment for the production of fish; may include the breeding, feeding and health care of the fish …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 19 husbandry — /huz beuhn dree/, n. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 20 husbandry — noun a) The raising of livestock and the cultivation of crops; agriculture b) The prudent management or conservation of resources Syn …

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