verb (used with object)
- to be or become a husband to; marry.
- to find a husband for.
- to till; cultivate.
- husayn ʿalī mīrzā,
- husein ibn-ali,
Origin of husband
Examples from the Web for husband
Toomey lives here with her husband, Mark, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and their two daughters.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
“Call me when the plane leaves the ground,” she said, in a tone that implied she knew her husband well.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Douli then watched her husband go under water for the last time.
“My husband and I were in the water for more than four hours,” she said, according to ANSA news service.
The husband and wife, left together, have not much to say to each other.Echoes of the War|J. M. Barrie
A new house is put up over the ashes of the one in which your husband lived while he was here.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But after a few seconds he managed to blurt out: "It's your husband's house."Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
She turns as pale as ashes, and drops back on the sofa, and says, faintly: 'It is my husband.The Queen of Hearts|Wilkie Collins
Should Mr. Palliser "forget" himself, she would know how to say a word to him as she had known how to say a word to her husband.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
- a manager of an estate
- a frugal person
- (tr)to find a husband for
- (of a woman) to marry (a man)
Word Origin for husband
Old English husbonda "male head of a household," probably from Old Norse husbondi "master of the house," from hus "house" (see house (n.)) + bondi "householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant," from buandi, present participle of bua "to dwell" (see bower). Beginning late 13c., replaced Old English wer as "married man," companion of wif, a sad loss for English poetry. Slang shortening hubby first attested 1680s.
"manage thriftily," early 15c., from husband (n.) in an obsolete sense of "steward" (mid-15c.). Related: Husbanded; husbanding.