1. [syn: farmer, husbandman, granger, sodbuster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Husbandman \Hus"band*man\, n.; pl. Husbandmen.
1. The master of a family. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who operates a farm [syn: farmer, husbandman,
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
one whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of
the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen.
9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those
engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE.)