verb (used with object)
- to be or become a husband to; marry.
- to find a husband for.
- to till; cultivate.
Words nearby husband
Origin of husband
OTHER WORDS FROM husbandhus·band·er, nounhus·band·less, adjectiveun·hus·band·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for husbanded
Nor is the incredible explosion of science and technology Israel has husbanded.
On his journey he had made trial of its speed, and yet had husbanded its strength.
All in the mess contributed to this fund, and the fuel obtained was carefully guarded and husbanded.Andersonville, Volume 2|John McElroy
The wolf might come to the door before long and resources had to be husbanded.Homestead|Arthur G. Burgoyne
We had carefully from the first husbanded our water, having the advantage of the previous experience of our companions.A Voyage round the World|W.H.G. Kingston
Our bogs must have become turf-factories, where fuel will be husbanded, and prepared for the smelting-house.Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry|Thomas Davis
British Dictionary definitions for husbanded
- a manager of an estate
- a frugal person
- (tr) to find a husband for
- (of a woman) to marry (a man)