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Standard Definition

[n] a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
[v] use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

Synonyms

conserve - (2 syllables), economise - (4 syllables), economize - (4 syllables), hubby - (2 syllables), married man - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Hus"band\, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house + b?andi dwelling, inhabiting, p. pr. of b?a to dwell; akin to AS. b?an, Goth. bauan. See {House Be}, and cf. {Bond} a slave, {Boor}.]
1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family. [Obs.]
2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman. [Obs.] --Shak. The painful husband, plowing up his ground. --Hakewill. He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestic and field accommodations. --Evelyn.
3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist. [R.] God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband, to improve the short remnant left me. --Fuller.
4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife. The husband and wife are one person in law. --Blackstone.
5. The male of a pair of animals. [R.] --Dryden. {A ship's husband} (Naut.), an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.
\Hus"band\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Husbanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Husbanding}.]
1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy. For my means, I'll husband them so well, They shall go far. --Shak.
2. To cultivate, as land; to till. [R.] Land so trim and rarely husbanded. --Evelyn.
3. To furnish with a husband. [R.] --Shak.

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