- the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.
- of or relating to a household: household furniture.
- for use in maintaining a home, especially for use in cooking, cleaning, laundering, repairing, etc., in the home: a household bleach.
- common or usual; ordinary.
Origin of household
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She awoke Milza, and desired that the household might be summoned.
"You have as yet given us no tidings of Phidias and his household," said Philothea.
He knew no such person in the household, and did not think there ever had been such.
The only member of that household I could marry is not suited to my age.The Spenders
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He married Aldonza at Michaelmas, and all went well and peacefully in the household.
- the people living together in one house collectively
- (modifier) of, relating to, or used in the running of a household; domestichousehold management
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Word Origin and History for household
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