From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhusbandhus‧band1 /ˈhʌzbənd/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 [countable]MARRY the man that a woman is married towife Have you met my husband Roy?see thesaurus at married2 ex-husband3 husband and wife
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husbandMr Nicholls was, after all, a good husband for Charlotte.Her throat dried to think that she might have revealed things about her husband to another man.See, he boarded with this woman and her husband in Ambler, and the husband was kind of dopey.Valerie Hermreck brings a batch of warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies to her husband and children.She lived with her husband and little girl in the city of Worcester.Her big manly husband - at this moment she hated him.How many husbands would stay at home and take care of the children while their wife goes out to work?My husband was furious, so was 1.I don't like Francesca's husband very much.Gary's her second husband.
husbandhusband2 verb [transitive] formalCAREFUL to be very careful in the way you use your money, supplies etc and not waste any→ See Verb table
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husbandAnd he should husband his capital accordingly.Families have been husbanding their small reserves of food.
Origin husband1 Old English husbonda, from Old Norse, from hus house + bondi someone who lives in a house