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One whose occupation is husbandry; a farmer.
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n, pl -men
(Agriculture) a farmer
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(ˈhʌz bənd mən)

n., pl. -men.
a farmer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.husbandman - a person who operates a farmhusbandman - a person who operates a farm  
contadino - an Italian farmer
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
agriculturalist, agriculturist, cultivator, grower, raiser - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
apiarist, apiculturist, beekeeper - a farmer who keeps bees for their honey
dairy farmer, dairyman - the owner or manager of a dairy
arboriculturist, tree farmer, forester - someone trained in forestry
plantation owner, planter - the owner or manager of a plantation
rancher - a person who owns or operates a ranch
smallholder - a person owning or renting a smallholding
small farmer - a farmer on a small farm
sower - someone who sows
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman - farmer who breed or raises livestock
tenant farmer - a farmer who works land owned by someone else
tiller - someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
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References in classic literature ?
And now let us see how our city will be able to supply this great demand: We may suppose that one man is a husbandman, another a builder, some one else a weaver--shall we add to them a shoemaker, or perhaps some other purveyor to our bodily wants?
Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?--the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
Then more than four citizens will be required; for the husbandman will not make his own plough or mattock, or other implements of agriculture, if they are to be good for anything.
Suppose now that a husbandman, or an artisan, brings some production to market, and he comes at a time when there is no one to exchange with him,--is he to leave his calling and sit idle in the market-place?
peas so late!" -- for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe -- the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
The ear of wheat (in Latin spica, obsoletely speca, from spe, hope) should not be the only hope of the husbandman; its kernel or grain (granum from gerendo, bearing) is not all that it bears.
Gilbert, along with his wife, Anna Canfield, and their family of six children, settled first at the junction of the Coaticook and Massawippi Rivers where, in 1793, he had cleared 100 acres of land, built a log house and several barns and, according to records, was known as a "skillful, industrious husbandman", before moving to another fork on the St.
In Dryden's version of Horace's Epode 2 (1685), the husbandman's wife provides 'wine to drive away the cold, | And unbought dainties of the poor' which are preferable even to oysters and turbot.
Thus the lines the husbandman or wayfarer would draw in the earth became lines of writing, and the surface of inscription was transposed from ground to page.
Varley, in his extraordinary autobiography entitled 'the unfortunate husbandman', noted with obvious pleasure that in the second of the households where he worked as a farm servant, 'he sat at table with my master and mistress.' (Varley, 1768, p.
As 'tis the Plough that does the World maintain: The Husbandman the Land, we plough the Main.
However, clipping also evokes a different meaning thanks to the biblical echo which is present in act of pruning: 'I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit' (John 15:1-2).