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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  For  my  means  I'll  husband  them  so  well  They  shall 
  go  far  --Shak. 
  2.  To  cultivate,  as  land;  to  till.  [R.] 
  Land  so  trim  and  rarely  husbanded.  --Evelyn. 
  3.  To  furnish  with  a  husband.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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,  inhabiting,  p.  pr  of  b?a  to  dwell;  akin  to 
  AS  b?an,  Goth.  bauan.  See  {House  Be},  and  cf  {Bond}  a 
  slave,  {Boor}.] 
  1.  The  male  head  of  a  household;  one  who  orders  the  economy 
  of  a  family.  [Obs.] 
  2.  A  cultivator;  a  tiller;  a  husbandman.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  The  painful  husband,  plowing  up  his  ground. 
  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.  [R.] 
  God  knows  how  little  time  is  left  me  and  may  I  be  a 
  good  husband,  to  improve  the  short  remnant  left  me 
  4.  A  married  man;  a  man  who  has  a  wife;  --  the  correlative  to 
  The  husband  and  wife  are  one  person  in  law. 
  5.  The  male  of  a  pair  of  animals.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
  {A  ship's  husband}  (Naut.),  an  agent  representing  the  owners 
  of  a  ship,  who  manages  its  expenses  and  receipts. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  married  man;  a  woman's  partner  in  marriage  [syn:  {hubby}, 
  {married  man}]  [ant:  {wife}] 
  v  :  use  cautiously  and  frugally  [syn:  {conserve},  {economize},  {economise}] 
  [ant:  {waste}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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). 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  HUSBAND,  n.  One  who  having  dined,  is  charged  with  the  care  of  the 

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