husbandry

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhʌzbəndrɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhʌzbəndri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(huzbən drē)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hus•band•ry /ˈhʌzbəndri/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Agriculturethe growing of crops and the raising of farm animals.
  2. careful management of resources.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hus•band•ry  (huzbən drē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Agriculture, Animal Husbandrythe cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food;
    agriculture;
    farming.
  2. Agriculture, Animal Husbandrythe science of raising crops or food animals.
  3. careful or thrifty management;
    frugality, thrift, or conservation.
  4. the management of domestic affairs or of resources generally.
  • Middle English housebondrie. See husband, -ry 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
husbandry /ˈhʌzbəndrɪ/ n
  1. farming, esp when regarded as a science, skill, or art
  2. management of affairs and resources
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