husbandry

noun hus·band·ry \ ˈhəz-bən-drē \

Definition of husbandry

1 archaic : the care of a household
2 : the control or judicious use of resources : conservation
3 a : the cultivation or production of plants or animals : agriculture
b : the scientific control and management of a branch of farming and especially of domestic animals

Examples of husbandry in a Sentence

  1. in accordance with his practice of good husbandry, he never buys anything on credit

  2. a family of winemakers whose tradition of vineyard husbandry goes back several generations

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First Known Use of husbandry

14th century

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HUSBANDRY Defined for English Language Learners

husbandry

noun

Definition of husbandry for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of raising plants or animals for food


HUSBANDRY Defined for Kids

husbandry

noun hus·band·ry \ ˈhəz-bən-drē \

Definition of husbandry for Students

1 : the management or wise use of resources : thrift
2 : the raising and management of plants or animals for food


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