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Husband vs. Spouse

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Main Difference

The main difference between Husband and Spouse is that the Husband is a male spouse; man who is married and Spouse is a partner in a marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or common-law marriage

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  • Husband (noun)

    The master of a house; the head of a family; a householder.

  • Husband (noun)

    A tiller of the ground; a husbandman.

  • Husband (noun)

    A prudent or frugal manager.

  • Husband (noun)

    A man in a marriage or marital relationship, especially in relation to his spouse.

    "You should start dating so you can find a suitable husband."

  • Husband (noun)

    The male of a pair of animals.

  • Husband (noun)

    A manager of property; one who has the care of another's belongings, owndom, or interests; a steward; an economist.

  • Husband (noun)

    A large cushion with arms meant to support a person in the sitting position.

    "While reading her book, Sally leaned back against her husband, wishing it were the human kind."

  • Husband (noun)

    A polled tree; a pollard.

  • Husband (verb)

    To manage or administer carefully and frugally; use to the best advantage; economise.

    "For my means, I'll husband them so well, / They shall go far. — Shakespeare."

  • Husband (verb)

    To conserve.

  • Husband (verb)

    To till; cultivate; farm; nurture.

  • Husband (verb)

    To provide with a husband.

  • Husband (verb)

    To engage or act as a husband to; assume the care of or responsibility for; accept as one's own.

  • Spouse (noun)

    A person in a marriage or marital relationship.

    "People should treat their spouses with respect."

  • Spouse (verb)

    To wed; to espouse.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Husband (noun)

    The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.

  • Husband (noun)

    A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.

  • Husband (noun)

    One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.

  • Husband (noun)

    A married man; a man who has a wife; - the correlative to wife.

  • Husband (noun)

    The male of a pair of animals.

  • Husband

    To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.

  • Husband

    To cultivate, as land; to till.

  • Husband

    To furnish with a husband.

  • Spouse (noun)

    A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife.

  • Spouse (noun)

    A married man, in distinction from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband.

  • Spouse

    To wed; to espouse.

Webster Dictionary
  • Husband (noun)

    a married man; a woman's partner in marriage

  • Husband (verb)

    use cautiously and frugally;

    "I try to economize my spare time"

    "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

  • Spouse (noun)

    a person's partner in marriage

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