husband, n. 1. married man, benedict, groom, bridegroom, common-law husband; spouse, mate, consort, Inf. the other half; Inf. old man, Inf. hubby, Inf. dad, Inf. bed warmer, Inf. roommate; lord and master, head of the house or household, ruler of the roost, breadwinner.
2. manager, overseer, conservator, custodian.
-v. 3. conserve, preserve, save, put by, save for a rainy day, economize, count the pennies; retain, reserve, put aside, store, stow, garner, hoard; manage, oversee, maintain, watch over. husbandry, n. 1. farming, agriculture, agronomy, agronomics, farm management, agribusiness, geo-ponics; tillage, tilth, tilling; cultivation, horticulture, gardening, olericulture, viticulture, forestry, silviculture.
2. frugality, thrift, thriftiness, careful management, good housekeeping, conservation; economy, economizing, conserving, saving; sparingness, frugalness. hush, interj. 1. silence, be or keep quiet, quiet down, be or keep still, shush, sh, not another word, hold your tongue, Inf. shut up, Inf. shut your mouth, Inf. pipe down, Inf. clam up, SI. shut your face, SI. stow it, SI. can it, SI. button your lip, Si. put the lid on it.
-v. 2. fall silent, quiet, quiet down, Chiefly Brit. quieten, Inf. pipe down, Archaic, whist.
3. silence, shush, still, soft-pedal; mute, muzzle, stifle, gag, Inf. put the lid on, SI. put the kibosh on.
4. Usu. hush up suppress, smother, squash, quash, squelch, Fig. kill, keep secret or dark, Inf. cover up.
5. calm, calm down, mollify, dulcify, tranquilize, lull, relax, soothe, compose; allay, assuage, placate, pacify, appease. -n. 6. quiet, quietness, silence, soundlessness, still, stillness, lull, rest, Chiefly Irish, whist, hush money, n. bribe, boodle, sop, payoff, Inf. payola, SI. palm oil, SI. grease, SI. soap; extortion, blackmail; protection. husk, n. 1. hull, shell, covering, coating, coat, tegument, integument, capsule, pod, case, pericarp; chaff, bran, scale, bract, shuck, Bot. glume, Bot. lemma, Bot. tegman.
2. rind, skin, peel, peeling, paring; cornhusk, husk, legume, peapod, peascod. husky, adj. 1. brawny, beefy, strapping, sturdy, well-built; burly, stout, thickset, heavyset, stocky; muscular, hefty, able-bodied, rugged, athletic, solid; hardy, manly, virile, tough, powerful, strong, big and strong.
2. hoarse, coarse, gruff, rough, roupy, dry; throaty, thick, guttural. hussy, n. 1. vamp, seductress, temptress, Fr. femme fatale, Jezebel, Delilah; demimondaine, loose woman, strumpet, trollop, wench, jade, baggage, SI. chippy, SI. broad, SI. piece, Chiefly Brit. SI. tart.
2. malapert, minx, queen, brazenface, boldface, Inf. saucebox.
hustle, v. 1. hurry, rush, make time, make haste, move in double time, go like a bat out of hell, move along at a good clip; run, dash, sprint, dart, zip, bolt, make tracks; fly, whiz, whisk, breeze, go like the wind; scramble, scamper, scurry, scoot, scuttle; bustle, stir, fuss, flutter, flit, commove, U.S. Inf. rustle.
2. shove, buffet, push, press forward; jostle, justle, jolt, jar, jounce, jog, joggle; bump, elbow, shoulder, poke, nudge, butt, bunt.
3. prompt, urge, goad, drive, propel, egg on, induce, motivate; prod, prick, spur, whip, lash; energize, animate, actuate; accelerate, expedite, hasten, speed up, spurt, step up, SI. step on it, SI. pour it on, Archaic. dispatch.