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Meaning of HOUSEHOLD

Pronunciation:  'haws`howld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
  2. [adj]  of or related to or used in the running of a household; "household chores"; "household management"; "household appliances"

HOUSEHOLD is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: domestic, family, home, house, menage
 See Also: conjugal family, extended family, foster home, menage a trois, nuclear family, social unit, unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \House"hold`\, n.
    1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
             And calls, without affecting airs, His household
             twice a day to prayers.               --Swift.
    2. A line of ancestory; a race or house. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \House"hold`\, a.
    Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household
    furniture; household affairs.
    {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use;
       hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.]
    {Household gods} (Rom. Antiq.), the gods presiding over the
       house and family; the Lares and Penates; hence, all
       objects endeared by association with home.
    {Household troops}, troops appointed to attend and guard the
       sovereign or his residence.
 Definition: a domestic residential group whose members live together in intimate contact, rear children, share the proceeds of labor and other resources held in common, and in general cooperate on a day-to-day basis.
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