Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “husband”

See all translations

husband

noun [C] uk   /ˈhʌz.bənd/ us  
A1 the man that you are married to: I've never met Fiona's husband.
More examples

husband

verb [T] uk   /ˈhʌz.bənd/ formal us  
to use something carefully so that you do not use all of it
Translations of “husband”
in Korean 남편…
in Arabic زَوْج…
in French mari…
in Turkish koca…
in Italian marito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 丈夫…
in Russian муж…
in Polish mąż…
in Spanish marido, esposo…
in Portuguese marido…
in German der Ehemann…
in Catalan marit…
in Japanese 夫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丈夫…
(Definition of husband from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of husband?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “husband” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More