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Husband

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Husband

I.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a husband (Matthew 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was exempt from going to war for "one year" (Deuteronomy 20:7; 24:5).


Naves Topical Index
Husband

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Husband

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husband

HUS'BAND, noun s as z.

1. A man contracted or joined to a woman by marriage. A man to whom a woman is betrothed, as well as one actually united by marriage, is called a husband Leviticus 19:20. Deuteronomy 22:22.

2. In seaman's language, the owner of a ship who manages its concerns in person.

3. The male of animals of a lower order.

4. An economist; a good manager; a man who knows and practices the methods of frugality and profit. In this sense, the word is modified by an epithet; as a good husband; a bad husband [But in America, this application of the word is little or not at all used.]

5. A farmer; a cultivator; a tiller of the ground. [In this sense, it is not used in America. We always use husbandman.]

HUS'BAND, verb transitive To direct and manage with frugality in expending any thing; to use or employ in the manner best suited to produce the greatest effect; to use with economy. We say, a man husbands his estate, his means or his time.

He is conscious how ill he has husbanded the great deposit of his Creator.

1. To till; to cultivate with good management.

2. To supply with a husband [Little used.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbandable

HUS'BANDABLE, adjective Manageable with economy.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbanded

HUS'BANDED, participle passive Used or managed with economy; well managed.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbanding

HUS'BANDING, participle present tense Using or managing with frugality.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbandless

HUS'BANDLESS, adjective Destitute of a husband.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbandly

HUS'BANDLY, adjective Frugal; thrifty. [Little used.]


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Husbandman

One whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Genesis 9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE.)


Naves Topical Index
Husbandman

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbandman

HUS'BANDMAN, noun A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground; one who labors in tillage. In America, where men generally own the land on which they labor, the proprietor of a farm is also a laborer or husbandman; but the word includes the lessee and the owner.

1. The master of a family. [Not in use in America.]


Naves Topical Index
Husbandry

See Husbandman; Agriculture; Animals
Husbandman; Agriculture; Animals


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Husbandry

HUS'BANDRY, noun The business of a farmer, comprehending agriculture or tillage of the ground, the raising, managing and fattening of cattle and other domestic animals, the management of the dairy and whatever the land produces.

1. Frugality; domestic economy; good management; thrift. But in this sense we generally prefix good; as good husbandry

2. Care of domestic affairs.