Meaning of “husband” in the English Dictionary

"husband" in British English

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husbandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhʌz.bənd/ us /ˈhʌz.bənd/

A1 the man that you are married to:

I've never met Fiona's husband.

More examples

  • She confessed to her husband that she had sold her wedding ring.
  • She met her husband through a dating agency.
  • Their marriage fell apart when she found out about her husband's affair.
  • The survey reveals that two-thirds of married women earn less than their husbands.
  • My main aim in life is to be a good husband and father.

husbandverb [ T ]

uk /ˈhʌz.bənd/ us /ˈhʌz.bənd/ formal

(Definition of “husband” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"husband" in American English

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husbandnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhʌz·bənd/

the man to whom a woman is married; a married man

(Definition of “husband” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)