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, menagenoun

    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. householdnoun

    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. householdadjective

    Belonging to the same house and family.

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

  3. householdadjective

    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. Householdnoun

    those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family

  2. Householdnoun

    a line of ancestory; a race or house

  3. Householdadjective

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Shelley Clark:

    We find that female adolescents living in the household are twice as likely to be attending high school if the mother uses day care than if she does not use day care.

  2. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon:

    I am not even sure that GDP data is actually that accurate any more. we see more household formation, more people buying homes, more people with jobs.

  3. Rob McCallum:

    It makes no sense to be using fine scale tools to cover a massive area; it is like mowing an entire wheat field with a household lawnmower.

  4. Peter Park:

    There will be no more rate cuts. If the MERS spread has not occurred, the rate cut would have been a burden for the BOK due to the side-effects of growing household debt.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is with no doubt that there is trouble in every household, but I do not see the motive behind labelling each other as “narcissists” only after separation has occurred.

Images & Illustrations of household

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