Husbandman
Husbandman Hus"band*man, n.; pl. {Husbandmen}. 1. The master of a family. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground. [1913 Webster]


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  • husbandman — c.1300, head of a family; early 14c., tiller of the soil, from HUSBAND (Cf. husband) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • husbandman — [huz′bənd mən] n. pl. husbandmen [huz′bəndmən] [ME: see HUSBAND] Archaic a farmer …   English World dictionary

  • husbandman — noun a person who raises crops and tends animals; a farmer Valiant Wisdom tilling and draining; escorted by owl eyed Pedantry, by owlish and vulturish and many other forms of Folly; the valiant husbandman assiduously tilling; the blind greedy… …   Wiktionary

  • husbandman — A farmer, a cultivator or tiller of the ground. The word farmer is colloquially used as synonymous with husbandman , but originally meant a tenant who cultivates leased ground …   Black's law dictionary

  • husbandman — A farmer, a cultivator or tiller of the ground. The word farmer is colloquially used as synonymous with husbandman , but originally meant a tenant who cultivates leased ground …   Black's law dictionary

  • husbandman — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that plows and cultivates land ; farmer 2. a specialist in a branch of farm husbandry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • husbandman — /huz beuhnd meuhn/, n., pl. husbandmen. a farmer. [1300 50; ME husbondeman. See HUSBAND, MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Husbandman —    One whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen. 9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • husbandman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. planter, agriculturalist, forester; see farmer …   English dictionary for students

  • husbandman — hus|band|man [ hʌzbəndmən ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a farmer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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