DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

5 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hus·band /ˈhʌzbənd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hus·band n.
 1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family. [Obs.]
 2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman. [Obs.]
    The painful husband, plowing up his ground.   --Hakewill.
    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.   --Fuller.
 4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.
    The husband and wife are one person in law.   --Blackstone.
 5. The male of a pair of animals. [R.]
 A ship's husband Naut., an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a married man; a woman's partner in marriage [syn: hubby,
          married man] [ant: wife]
      v : use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare
          time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the
          summit" [syn: conserve, economize, economise] [ant:

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).