family, household, house, home, menage(noun)
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"
Collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment.
Belonging to the same house and family.
Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.
Origin: From houshold, equivalent to . Cognate with huishouden, Haushalt, hushåll, husholdning.
those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family
a line of ancestory; a race or house
belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs
The household is "the basic residential unit in which economic production, consumption, inheritance, child rearing, and shelter are organized and carried out"; [the household] "may or may not be synonymous with family". The household is the basic unit of analysis in many social, microeconomic and government models. The term refers to all individuals who live in the same dwelling. In economics, a household is a person or a group of people living in the same residence. Most economic models do not address whether the members of a household are a family in the traditional sense. Government and policy discussions often treat the terms household and family as synonymous, especially in western societies where the nuclear family has become the most common family structure. In reality, there is not always a one-to-one relationship between households and families.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2588
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3703
Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Nouns Frequency: #813
The numerical value of Household in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Household in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
One sometimes feels a guest of one's time and not a member of its household.
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father, ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.
High household debt will become a burden on the economy in the future when longer-term mortgage rates rise, especially if inflation and growth in household incomes remain low.
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Translations for Household
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- seguici, familiarsCatalan, Valencian
- οικιακός, νοικοκυριό, οικογένεια, σπιτικόGreek
- huéspedes, familia, casero, casa, séquito, familiar, doméstico, hogareñosSpanish
- koti, kotitalous, talousFinnish
- foyer, domestique, ménageFrench
- teaghlaigh, teaghlachIrish
- mooinjer thielaghManx
- familiar, domicílio, domiciliarPortuguese
- домочадец, семейство, семья, домашнийRussian
- domaćinstvo, домаћинствоSerbo-Croatian
- ev halkıTurkish
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