- (transitive) To manage with skill and economy.
- Conferred those moneys on the nuns, which since they have well housewived.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for housewive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)