What does household mean?

Definitions for household
ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊldhouse·hold

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"

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.

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

  2. household(Adjective)

    Belonging to the same house and family.

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

  3. household(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. household

    The person or group of people who live at a house or property.

    The household expenses were covered by a collective contribution.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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

How to pronounce household?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say household in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of household in a Sentence

  1. James Thorpe:

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

  2. Ann Grossi:

    I have been very transparent on our website -- what we're doing, trying to talk about the fact we manually insert them -- trying to give people something to understand, so that they're not so angry, i feel the pressure more than anyone because my name is on every envelope that goes out to every household.

  3. Aruna Kashyap:

    These global apparel brands are household names, they have a lot of leverage, and can and should do more to ensure their contracts with garment factories are not contributing to labor rights abuses.

  4. The Danish company:

    From a sales and market perspective, the first quarter has increased the uncertainty as to how volatile currency, grain and energy markets may change our customers' priorities short term in Household Care and Bioenergy (divisions), however, as a result of our diversified business and strong agriculture and food markets, we expect organic sales growth of 7-9 percent in 2015.

  5. Kessara Thanyalakpark:

    We have also switched to the high-end market, others probably think the same, as household debt is quite a problem for the lower segment of the market.

Images & Illustrations of household

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