• (RP) IPA: /ˈhʌzb(ə)ndɹi/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhʌzb(ə)ndɹi/, /ˈhəz-/


  1. The occupation or work#Noun|work of a husbandman or farmer; the cultivation of crop#Noun|crops and the raising#Noun|raising of livestock; agriculture.
    Synonyms: agronomy
  2. The prudent management or conservation of resources.
    Synonyms: economy, frugality, thrift
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i], page 135 ↗, column 2:
      There's Husbandry in Heauen, / Their Candles are all out: {{...}
  3. (now, chiefly, nautical) Administration or management of day-to-day matter#Noun|matters.
  4. (obsolete) Agricultural or cultivated#Adjective|cultivated land#Noun|land.

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