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. Buckingham Palace:

    In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other members of the royal family, in the coming months will be canceled or postponed.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    People are letting their guard down by taking their masks off, they're starting to get together, outside of their household cohorts.

  3. Sarah Caddy:

    It is possible that tigers in captivity are more susceptible to the virus than household moggies as there is a 5 % difference between their genomes.

  4. Ethan Lindenberger:

    I grew up in an [ anti-vaccination ] household. My mom didn't believe that vaccines were beneficial to the health and safety of society and believes that they cause autism, brain damage and other complications. This has been largely debunked by the scientific community.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A man must first care for his own household before he can be of use to the state. But no matter how well he cares for his household, he is not a good citizen unless he also takes thought of the state. In the same way, a great nation must think of its own internal affairs; and yet it cannot substantiate its claim to be a great nation unless it also thinks of its position in the world at large.

Images & Illustrations of household

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