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Definition of "husband" []

  • A man joined to a woman in marriage; a male spouse. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A manager or steward, as of a household. (noun)
  • Archaic A prudent, thrifty manager. (noun)
  • To use sparingly or economically; conserve: husband one's energy. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To find a husband for. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "husband" in a sentence
  • "Her husband must have left the house, then -- her _husband?"
  • "She was a wife: her husband awaited her but a few feet away -- her _husband_, and she had never dreamed of marrying again."
  • "You may affect not to know him, and may tell him the lady's husband is just come home -- her _husband_!"