American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture.
- n. The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding.
- n. Careful management or conservation of resources; economy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Management of domestic affairs; domestic economy; frugality; thrift.
- n. The business of a husbandman or farmer; farming; agriculture.
- n. The product of husbandry or of cultivated soil.
- n. The raising of livestock and the cultivation of crops; agriculture
- n. The prudent management or conservation of resources
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.
- n. The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.
- n. the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
- Middle English husbondri, from huseband, husband; see husband. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“True conservation had to begin with “that combination of solicitude, foresight, and skill which we call husbandry,” practiced by landowners on their own land.”
“Many of Yunnan nomadic tribes or those engaged in husbandry, in particular, relied on agricultural products from Sichuan.”
“Similarly exploring this new form of animal husbandry is Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow by James King.”
“Today many ag and retail food concerns find it expedient to employ persons well versed in husbandry/ag production to vet the methods and policies of their suppliers.”
“As in husbandry the sower may cast his seed in a dry and parched soil with desponding fears, so those shall reap abundant fruit who toil in tears with the prayer of faith.”
“The neglect of husbandry is the way to poverty: Where no oxen are, to till the ground and tread out the corn, the crib is empty, is clean; there is no straw for the cattle, and consequently no bread for the service of man.”
“Job, it is probable, kept many, though they are not mentioned among his possessions, cattle for use in husbandry being there valued more than those for state and war, which alone horses were then reserved for, and they were not then put to such mean services as with us they are commonly put to.”
“husbandry," is not so probable. men of the east -- denoting in Scripture those living east of Palestine; as the people of North Arabia-Deserta (Jud 6: 3; Eze 25: 4).”
“There is very little that could be called husbandry in the care and treatment that most food animals receive today.”
“Of course, these paintings served the dual purpose of depicting the techniques and implements used by the Chinese, who were famous for their efficiency in husbandry.”
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