Definitions for Householdˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

house•holdˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld(n.)

  1. the people of a house collectively; a family including any servants.

  2. (adj.)of a household:

    household expenses.

  3. for use in the home, esp. for cooking, cleaning, or laundering:

    household bleach; household appliances.

  4. common; familiar:

    a household name in men's fashions.

Origin of household:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. household(noun)ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld

    the people who live in a house, apartment, etc.

    How many children are in the household?

  2. household(adjective)ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld

    found in a house

    household appliances

  3. householdˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld

    relating to a household

    total household income

Wiktionary

  1. household(Noun)

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

  2. household(Adjective)

    Belonging to the same house and family.

  3. household(Adjective)

    Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.

  4. Origin: From houshold, equivalent to . Cognate with huishouden, Haushalt, hushåll, husholdning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Household(noun)

    those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family

  2. Household(noun)

    a line of ancestory; a race or house

  3. Household(adj)

    belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs

Freebase

  1. Household

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2588

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3703

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Household' in Nouns Frequency: #813


Translations for Household

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

household(noun)

the people who live together in a house, including their servants

How many people are there in this household?

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