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English

Etymology

From Old English hūsbonda (male head of a household), probably derived from Old Norse húsbóndi (master of house), from hús ("house") and bóndi ("dweller", "householder"). Cognate with Faroese and Icelandic húsbóndi and Norwegian husbond.

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Noun

Singular
husband

Plural
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  1. A man in a marriage or marital relationship.
  2. Large cushion with arms meant to support a person in the sitting position.
    While reading her book, Sally leaned back against her husband, wishing it were the human kind.

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Verb

Infinitive
to husband

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
-

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to husband (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To conserve
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...I found pens, ink, and paper, and I husbanded them to the utmost; and I shall show that while my ink lasted, I kept things very exact, but after that was gone I could not, for I could not make any ink by any means that I could devise.
  2. (transitive) to nurture, to farm.

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Swedish

Etymology

From hus (house) + band (band)

Noun

husband

  1. A group of musicians who regularly play live in a TV show.

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