- Household is defined as common or known to everyone.
An example of household as an adjective is household name; a very familiar name.
- The definition of a household is a family or social unit living together, or everything related to the actions of the household.
- You and your family members who live with you are an example of your household.
- The budget and checkbook are examples of the accounting tools of the household.
- the person or persons who live in one house, apartment, etc.; variously, one person or a group, esp. a family
- the home and its affairs
Origin: Middle English houshold: see house and amp; hold,
- of a household or home; domestic
- common; ordinary
- known to almost everyone; very familiar: the incident made him a household name overnight
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- a. A domestic unit consisting of the members of a family who live together along with nonrelatives such as servants.b. The living spaces and possessions belonging to such a unit.
- A person or group of people occupying a single dwelling: the rise of nonfamily households.
- Of, relating to, or used in a household: household appliances.
- Commonly known; familiar: has become a household name.
Origin: Middle English houshold : hous, house; see House + hold, possession, holding (from Old English, from healdan, to hold; see hold1).