Household meaning

houshōld
Frequency:
Household is defined as common or known to everyone.

An example of household as an adjective is household name; a very familiar name.

adjective
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The person or persons who live in one house, apartment, etc.; variously, one person or a group, esp. a family.
noun
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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.

noun
10
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Belonging to the same house and family.
adjective
10
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The home and its affairs.
noun
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Of, relating to, or used in a household.

Household appliances.

adjective
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Commonly known; familiar.

Has become a household name.

adjective
5
2
Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.
adjective
3
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A person or group of people occupying a single dwelling.

The rise of nonfamily households.

noun
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Collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment.
noun
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Of a household or home; domestic.

Household chores.

adjective
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Origin of household

  • Middle English houshold hous house house hold possession, holding (from Old English) (from healdan to hold hold1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English houshold, equivalent to house +‎ hold. Cognate with Dutch huishouden (“household”), German Haushalt (“household”), Swedish hushåll (“household, family”), Norwegian husholdning (“household”).

    From Wiktionary