husbandry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n husbandry the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Husbandry Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift. "There's husbandry in heaven;
      Their candles are all out."
    • Husbandry The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming. "Husbandry supplieth all things necessary for food."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n husbandry Management of domestic affairs; domestic economy; frugality; thrift.
    • n husbandry The business of a husbandman or farmer; farming; agriculture.
    • n husbandry The product of husbandry or of cultivated soil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Husbandry the business of a farmer: tillage: economical management: thrift
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Etymology

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.

Usage

In literature:

Husbandry, Patrons of, 193.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The husbandry of Italy, as a system, is in a most backward state.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Captain Newport assigned a third of the settlers, or about thirty-five men, to husbandry.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
Education is mind-husbandry; it changes the size but not the sort.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Before leaving this subject, permit me to call your attention to another important matter in connection with sheep husbandry in this State.
"Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866" by Henry Howland Crapo
Their Husbandry follow each in an Alphabeticall order, the better to be found.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
The movement cannot be explained, therefore, merely on the basis of the husbandry statutes.
"The Enclosures in England" by Harriett Bradley
Empty of all good husbandry and sense; And void of manners most when void of pence.
"The True-Born Englishman" by Daniel Defoe
This seems the beginning of husbandry, instead of exploitation of the land.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
My fortune, originally small, has not suffered from my husbandry.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I now determined to devote myself to husbandry, and assist my brother in the business of the farm.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
What good husbandry and economical self-denial in his pleasures?
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Our farms are so large and our husbandry so loose that we do not mind these things.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Destitute of regular weapons, they forged rude substitutes out of the implements of husbandry.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Call a spade a spade, not a well known oblong instrument of manual husbandry.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
The cost of engaging in bee husbandry is nominal.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Peisistratus lent the poor money that they might maintain themselves in husbandry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
In either case you have a husbandry of faith; and in either case you have a grand image of all noble spiritual work.
"Misread Passage of Scriptures" by J. Baldwin Brown
Those of husbandry, indeed, are naturally uniform, and might be anticipated with no small exactness.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
What need to turn his hand to husbandry?
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
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In poetry:

My stock lies dead, and no increase
Doth my dull husbandrie improve:
O let thy graces without cease
Drop from above!
"Grace" by George Herbert
All things are busie; only I
Neither bring hony with the bees,
Nor flowres to make that, nor the husbandrie
To water these.
"Employment" by George Herbert

In news:

State bill relates to basic care, husbandry of dogs in large-scale breeding facilities.
For Haskell Feeders, Animal Husbandry Pays.
Ohio group sponsors 'Sheep Husbandry 101' in Mount Hope.
They will be receiving the wonderful care from our veterinary team and animal husbandry staff.
Capitalism is a wild ride in The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry.
His love of bees is only equaled by his enthusiasm for organic farming, biodynamic compost, animal husbandry and really great food.
On behalf of the North Oakland Animal Husbandry 4-H club, I would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended the Sharon Bergman Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.
The RiverQuarium's husbandry expert, Daniel Churchman, told The Albany Herald that octopuses are infamous for finding ways to sneak out of tanks.
"What I'm attempting to do is blend our scientific disciplines, into animal husbandry and into philosophy , if you will," Stokka says.
Animal husbandry is not for sissies.
You remain silent when animal activists slander your animal husbandry practices.
Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs, restaurateurs, growers and educators, promotes sustainable agriculture and healthy food production, including sustainable fishing and humane animal husbandry.
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