The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Husband \Hus"band\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Husbanded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Husbanding.]
1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to
good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or
use, with economy.
For my means, I'll husband them so well,
They shall go far. --Shak.
2. To cultivate, as land; to till. [R.]
Land so trim and rarely husbanded. --Evelyn.
3. To furnish with a husband. [R.] --Shak.