one whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable ( Genesis 9:20 ; Genesis 26:12 Genesis 26:14 ; 37:7 , etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE .)
A farmer; one who tills the ground.
The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye HUSBANDMEN; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. ( Joel 1:10-11 )