• WordNet 3.6
    • n husbandman a person who operates a farm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Husbandman A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.
    • Husbandman The master of a family.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n husbandman The master of a house; the head of a family.
    • n husbandman A farmer; a tiller of the soil; one engaged in agriculture.
    • n husbandman A husband of property; an economist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Husbandman a working farmer: one who labours in tillage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. husbonde—A.S. húsbonda, Ice. húsbóndihús, a house, búandi, inhabiting, pr.p. of Ice. búa, to dwell. Cf. Ger. bauen, to till.


In literature:

This vine is cared for and kept by God himself, who is the husbandman.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
The husbandman is old and gaunt, and has passed his days, not in speaking, but pressing the iron into the ground.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
The innocent husbandman was shot down, while busy in cultivating the soil for his family's supply.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
Now I will have such peace in land as cometh to the husbandman.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Landowners frequently cultivated their land themselves but might employ a husbandman or let it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
He is the husbandman.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The occupation of the husbandman depended much on the produce he had determined on rearing.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
A good husbandman, as thou knowest, improves the sunshine to make hay.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Still, dear Ellie, the good Husbandman knows what His plants want; do you believe that, and can you trust Him?
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Will the husbandman who in spring has neglected his fields meet with commiseration when he complains that his harvest has failed?
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
He was indeed a sad husbandman.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
We have the Father, as the Husbandman, watching over our abiding in the Vine, over our growth and fruitbearing.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
It only remained for the husbandman to gaze regretful and impotent upon his handiwork.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Dear Husbandman, do thine own will, only make us bear much fruit, that thou mayest be glorified.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
The hand of that wonderful husbandman, Father Time, has smoothed it all out.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Then he set in the shield the labours of the husbandman.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Like the diligent husbandman of whom Cicero tells us, he could plant trees without expecting to see their fruit.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Not the first year, nor the second, after the ground has been broken up, does the purpose of the husbandman appear.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
When our fathers wished to eulogize a worthy man they called him 'a good husbandman.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis

In poetry:

And childhood's pain
Could to me now the purest rapture yield;
I pray for tears as in his parching field
The husbandman for rain.
"Lagrimas" by John Hay
Quoth he, my brother dear, the coast I mean to clear,
And the truth you shall understand:
I do no one disdain, but this I tell you plain,
I am an honest husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
My pleasure's more than that to see my oxen fat,
And to prosper well under my hand;
And therefore I do mean, with my horse, and with my team,
To keep myself a husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
The Husbandman and Hind may full as well,
E'en whilst at plough, to their Creator pray,
As to their cattle some dull jargon tell,
Or silly singsong, all the live-long day.
"Advice To Pray Earnestly, And On All Occasions, Supposed To Be Address'd To His Own Son" by Rees Prichard
'Tis pleasure, too, you know, to see the corn to grow,
And to grow so well on the land;
The plowing and the sowing, the reaping and the mowing,
Yield pleasure to the husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
"I weep for you," the Vulture said,
"I deeply sympathise!"
With sobs and tears he gave them all
D's of the largest size,
While at the Husbandman he winked
One of his streaming eyes.
"The Vulture and the Husbandman" by Arthur Clement Hilton