Definition of 'husband'
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She spent most of her early married life avoiding her husband. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Migrants thought they were husband and wife. The Sun (2017)There was only one person with my husband. The Sun (2016)Or does your husband find ways to rub in your pay gap? The Sun (2017)She says her wealthy husband left her and returned to Nigeria. The Sun (2016)The celebration was held to honour her husband's marriage to a second wife. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She said: 'My husband had major surgery a few years back and it changed our attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Presumably this may also be ruining their prospects of a satisfying, bonded long-term relationship with a partner or husband. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I am a 63-year-old woman whose husband of 31 years has left her for a younger number. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My husband risked his life for his country and this was all the thanks our family got. The Sun (2014)The wife or husband would then be able to apply for fair financial relief. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My husband and my manager have my best interests at heart. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How do you bargain for the life of your husband? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is your manager or her husband vegetarian or vegan? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her second husband and three daughters survive her. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rather than looking for risky attention outside your marriage tell your husband how you feel. The Sun (2016)Families vary also according to cultural norms governing the number of wives or husbands a person may have. Sociology (1995)It means a third of females who have a job now earn more than their husband or partner. The Sun (2013)His wife also survived along with the woman victim's husband. The Sun (2012)The questioning then, was whether she should take a particular man as a husband. Daniel Deronda (1876)They know more about them than the person 's husband or wife. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Right now, the blonde gets into a different car with a man who is not her husband. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now my husband says we must move on but I find it impossible. The Sun (2008)If that's a success, she can divorce her husband and marry you. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lily May herself had just turned 21 when the telegram arrived saying that her husband was missing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She considered carefully her husband's perspective and their shared commitment to the Lord and to one another. Christianity Today (2000)She said: 'My husband understands what it takes to get to the top of sport and backs me all the way. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'husband'
British English: husband /ˈhʌzbənd/ NOUN
A woman's husband is the man she is married to.
She married her husband in 2007.
- American English: husband
- Arabic: زَوْجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: marido
- Chinese: 丈夫
- Croatian: muž
- Czech: manžel
- Danish: mand
- Dutch: echtgenoot
- European Spanish: marido
- Finnish: aviomies
- French: mari
- German: Ehemann
- Greek: σύζυγος
- Italian: marito
- Japanese: 夫
- Korean: 남편
- Norwegian: ektemann
- Polish: mąż
- European Portuguese: marido
- Romanian: soț
- Russian: муж
- Spanish: marido
- Swedish: man make
- Thai: สามี
- Turkish: koca eş
- Ukrainian: чоловік
- Vietnamese: chồng vợ
Definition of husband from the Collins English Dictionary
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