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Can one define what the meaning of the word and the role of the word husband?

What does the word husband mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    hus·band

       [huhz-buhnd] Show IPA

    –noun

    1.

    a married man, especially when considered in relation to his wife.

    2.

    British . a manager.

    3.

    Archaic . a prudent or frugal manager.

    –verb (used with object)

    4.

    to manage, especially with prudent economy.

    5.

    to use frugally; conserve: to husband one's resources.

    6.

    Archaic .

    a.

    to be or become a husband to; marry.

    b.

    to find a husband for.

    c.

    to till; cultivate.

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    Origin:

    before 1000; Middle English husband ( e ), Old English hūsbonda master of the house < Old Norse hūsbōndi, equivalent to hūs house + bōndi ( bō-, variant of bū- dwell ( see boor) + -nd present participle suffix + -i inflectional ending)

    —Related forms

    hus·band·er, noun

    hus·band·less, adjective

    un·hus·band·ed, adjective

    —Synonyms

    5. preserve, save, store, hoard.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You could've saved 5 pts and typed 'define husband' (no quotes) in your search engine. There are multiple online dictionaries as well as sites like Wikipedia that would explain the word, the origin of the word, and what it means to various people.

    Husband = a man who is married

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