Household definition

houshōld
Frequency:
The home and its affairs.
noun
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Commonly known; familiar.

Has become a household 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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Of, relating to, or used in a household.

Household appliances.

adjective
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A domestic unit consisting of the members of a family who live together along with nonrelatives such as servants.
noun
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Of a household or home; domestic.

Household chores.

adjective
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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
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The living spaces and possessions belonging to such a unit.
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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Common; ordinary.
adjective
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Belonging to the same house and family.
adjective
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Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.
adjective
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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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Known to almost everyone; very familiar.

The incident made him a household name overnight.

adjective
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A person or group of people occupying a single dwelling.

The rise of nonfamily households.

noun
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
household
Plural:
households

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