Husband - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhʌzbənd|  American pronunciation of the word husband
Brit.  |ˈhʌzbənd|  British pronunciation of the word husband


- a married man; a woman's partner in marriage (syn: hubby)


- use cautiously and frugally (syn: conserve, economise, economize)


Have you met her husband?

...she and her husband just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary...

The country has husbanded its resources well.

...husband our natural resources so that our children and grandchildren may benefit from them...

She had two children by her first husband.

We had a barrel of brandy which we husbanded as well as we could.

If they had husbanded this occasion.

The ground should be dug up and husbanded.

He had been ready to perform the duty of husbanding a woman.

Have you met my husband Roy?

She called up to her husband, who was at the top of the stairs.

Her husband called back down to her.

She made a good home for her husband and children.

She and her husband both work at night and sleep during the day.

His jealousy returned when he saw his ex-wife with her new husband.

Word forms

singular: husband
plural: husbands
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