Definition of "husbandry" []

  • The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture. (noun)
  • The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding. (noun)
  • Careful management or conservation of resources; economy. (noun)
  • Farming, esp when regarded as a science, skill, or art (noun)

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  • Management of affairs and resources (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "husbandry" in a sentence
  • "True conservation had to begin with “that combination of solicitude, foresight, and skill which we call husbandry,” practiced by landowners on their own land."
  • "Many of Yunnan nomadic tribes or those engaged in husbandry, in particular, relied on agricultural products from Sichuan."
  • "Similarly exploring this new form of animal husbandry is Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow by James King."