On an exact calculation, he has only provisions for one month; by husbanding them carefully, he may hold out some time longer.
We are husbanding our fuel, and two meals a day is our programme.
Whatever the reason, toward noon the Boer fire slackened; possibly the necessity of husbanding ammunition was felt.
In me the poor girl was husbanding her one hope, and was fearful of losing it.
There is no husbanding of resources, and perhaps too little reserve of power.
He knew it himself and he was husbanding his failing strength as best he could.
Nettleship pointed out to us the importance of husbanding our stores.
The art of rearing it and ways of husbanding and using it remain unchanged.
The husbanding of mental power, through a bodily régime, is a no less important application.
Hitherto Mr. Martindale had spoken slowly and calmly, husbanding his strength.
Old English husbonda "male head of a household," probably from Old Norse husbondi "master of the house," from hus "house" (see house (n.)) + bondi "householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant," from buandi, present participle of bua "to dwell" (see bower). Beginning late 13c., replaced Old English wer as "married man," companion of wif, a sad loss for English poetry. Slang shortening hubby first attested 1680s.
"manage thriftily," early 15c., from husband (n.) in an obsolete sense of "steward" (mid-15c.). Related: Husbanded; husbanding.
i.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a husband (Matt. 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was exempt from going to war for "one year" (Deut. 20:7; 24:5).