noun see husband II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • husbander — noun A person who husbands resources …   Wiktionary

  • husbander — n. one who saves, thrifty person, economizer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • husbander — hus·band·er …   English syllables

  • husbander — də(r) noun ( s) : one that husbands …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • husband — I. noun Etymology: Middle English husbonde, from Old English hūsbonda master of a house, from Old Norse hūsbōndi, from hūs house + bōndi householder; akin to Old Norse būa to inhabit; akin to Old English būan to dwell more at bower Date: 13th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • husband — noun a married man considered in relation to his wife. verb use (resources) economically. Derivatives husbander noun (rare). husbandhood noun husbandless adjective husbandly adjective Origin OE (in the senses male head of a household and steward… …   English new terms dictionary

  • husband — n. & v. n. a married man esp. in relation to his wife. manage thriftily; use (resources) economically. Derivatives: husbander n. husbandhood n. husbandless adj. husbandlike adj. husbandly adj. husbandship n. Etymology: OE husbonda house… …   Useful english dictionary

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