- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
I.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a husband (Matthew 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was exempt from going to war for "one year" (Deuteronomy 20:7; 24:5).
Genesis 2:23-24; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; Numbers 5:11-31; Deuteronomy 22:13-21; Deuteronomy 24:5; Proverbs 5:15-19; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; 1 Corinthians 7:3; 1 Corinthians 7:5; 1 Corinthians 7:14; 1 Corinthians 7:16; 1 Corinthians 7:33; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Peter 3:7
Faithful, instances of:
Ahasuerus, unreasonable and oppressive
HUS'BAND, noun s as z.
2. In seaman's language, the owner of a ship who manages its concerns in person.
3. The male of animals of a lower order.
4. An economist; a good manager; a man who knows and practices the methods of frugality and profit. In this sense, the word is modified by an epithet; as a good husband; a bad husband [But in America, this application of the word is little or not at all used.]
5. A farmer; a cultivator; a tiller of the ground. [In this sense, it is not used in America. We always use husbandman.]
HUS'BAND, verb transitive To direct and manage with frugality in expending any thing; to use or employ in the manner best suited to produce the greatest effect; to use with economy. We say, a man husbands his estate, his means or his time.
He is conscious how ill he has husbanded the great deposit of his Creator.
1. To till; to cultivate with good management.
2. To supply with a husband [Little used.]
HUS'BANDABLE, adjective Manageable with economy.
HUS'BANDED, participle passive Used or managed with economy; well managed.
HUS'BANDING, participle present tense Using or managing with frugality.
HUS'BANDLESS, adjective Destitute of a husband.
HUS'BANDLY, adjective Frugal; thrifty. [Little used.]
One whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Genesis 9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE.)
HUS'BANDMAN, noun A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground; one who labors in tillage. In America, where men generally own the land on which they labor, the proprietor of a farm is also a laborer or husbandman; but the word includes the lessee and the owner.
1. The master of a family. [Not in use in America.]
HUS'BANDRY, noun The business of a farmer, comprehending agriculture or tillage of the ground, the raising, managing and fattening of cattle and other domestic animals, the management of the dairy and whatever the land produces.
1. Frugality; domestic economy; good management; thrift. But in this sense we generally prefix good; as good husbandry
2. Care of domestic affairs.