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 Dictionary entry overview: What does husband mean? 

HUSBAND (noun)
  The noun HUSBAND has 1 sense:

1. a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

  Familiarity information: HUSBAND used as a noun is very rare.

HUSBAND (verb)
  The verb HUSBAND has 1 sense:

1. use cautiously and frugally

  Familiarity information: HUSBAND used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HUSBAND (noun)

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A married man; a woman's partner in marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


hubby; husband; married man

Hypernyms ("husband" is a kind of...):

better half; married person; mate; partner; spouse (a person's partner in marriage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "husband"):

benedick; benedict (a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor))

cuckold (a man whose wife committed adultery)

family man (a man whose family is of major importance in his life)

house husband; househusband (a husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income)

uxoricide (a husband who murders his wife)


wife (a married woman; a man's partner in marriage)

HUSBAND (verb)

Sense 1husband [BACK TO TOP]


Use cautiously and frugally

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


economize; husband; economise; conserve

Context examples:

I try to economize my spare time / conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

Hypernyms (to "husband" is one way to...):

preserve; save (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "husband"):

retrench (tighten one's belt; use resources carefully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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