What does Household mean?

Definitions for Householdˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Household.

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"


  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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Household in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Household in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig:

    We need to see the average household income rise.

  2. Jill Scott:

    To be a queen of a household is a powerful thing.

  3. George Conway:

    His people in his household wanted the other person to win.

  4. James Thorpe:

    Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.

  5. George Frost Kennan:

    One sometimes feels a guest of one's time and not a member of its household.

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