A husband is a male lifetime partner in a marital relationship. The rights and obligations of the husband regarding his spouse and others, and his status in the community and in law, vary between cultures and has varied over time. In a heterosexual relationship, a man's spouse would be his wife.
Famous quotes containing the word husband:
“A husband is very much like a house or a horse.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
“Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.”
—Arnold Bennett (18671931)
“Lord, I could not endure a husband with a beard on his face! I had rather lie in the woolen.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)