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husband

[hʌ̱zbənd]

husbands, husbanding, husbanded

  1. N-COUNT: oft poss N A woman's husband is the man she is married to.

  2. VERB If you husband something valuable, you use it carefully and do not waste it. [LITERARY]

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hʌ̱zbəndoft N A woman's husband is the man she is married to.Examples

Eva married her husband Jack in 1957...
Are they husband and wife?

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Word forms

husband

noun
SingularPlural
Common casehusbandhusbands
Possessive casehusband'shusbands'

husband

verb
Basic forms
Pasthusbanded
Imperativehusband
Present Participle (Participle I)husbanding
Past Participle (Participle II)husbanded
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I husbandwe husband
you husbandyou husband
he/she/it husbandsthey husband
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am husbandingwe are husbanding
you are husbandingyou are husbanding
he/she/it is husbandingthey are husbanding
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have husbandedwe have husbanded
you have husbandedyou have husbanded
he/she/it has husbandedthey have husbanded
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been husbandingwe have been husbanding
you have been husbandingyou have been husbanding
he/she/it has been husbandingthey have been husbanding
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I husbandedwe husbanded
you husbandedyou husbanded
he/she/it husbandedthey husbanded
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was husbandingwe were husbanding
you were husbandingyou were husbanding
he/she/it was husbandingthey were husbanding
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had husbandedwe had husbanded
you had husbandedyou had husbanded
he/she/it had husbandedthey had husbanded
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been husbandingwe had been husbanding
you had been husbandingyou had been husbanding
he/she/it had been husbandingthey had been husbanding
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will husbandwe shall/will husband
you will husbandyou will husband
he/she/it will husbandthey will husband
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be husbandingwe shall/will be husbanding
you will be husbandingyou will be husbanding
he/she/it will be husbandingthey will be husbanding
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have husbandedwe shall/will have husbanded
you will have husbandedyou will have husbanded
he/she/it will have husbandedthey will have husbanded
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been husbandingwe shall/will have been husbanding
you will have been husbandingyou will have been husbanding
he/she/it will have been husbandingthey will have been husbanding
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would husbandwe should/would husband
you would husbandyou would husband
he/she/it would husbandthey would husband
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be husbandingwe should/would be husbanding
you would be husbandingyou would be husbanding
he/she/it would be husbandingthey would be husbanding
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have husbandedwe should/would have husbanded
you would have husbandedyou would have husbanded
he/she/it would have husbandedthey would have husbanded
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been husbandingwe should/would have been husbanding
you would have been husbandingyou would have been husbanding
he/she/it would have been husbandingthey would have been husbanding
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am husbandedwe are husbanded
you are husbandedyou are husbanded
he/she/it is husbandedthey are husbanded
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being husbandedwe are being husbanded
you are being husbandedyou are being husbanded
he/she/it is being husbandedthey are being husbanded
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been husbandedwe have been husbanded
you have been husbandedyou have been husbanded
he/she/it has been husbandedthey have been husbanded
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was husbandedwe were husbanded
you were husbandedyou were husbanded
he/she/it was husbandedthey were husbanded
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being husbandedwe were being husbanded
you were being husbandedyou were being husbanded
he/she/it was being husbandedthey were being husbanded
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been husbandedwe had been husbanded
you had been husbandedyou had been husbanded
he/she/it had been husbandedthey had been husbanded
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be husbandedwe shall/will be husbanded
you will be husbandedyou will be husbanded
he/she/it will be husbandedthey will be husbanded
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been husbandedwe shall/will have been husbanded
you will have been husbandedyou will have been husbanded
he/she/it will have been husbandedthey will have been husbanded