[ hous-hohld, -ohld ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld /


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

First recorded in 1350–1400, household is from the Middle English word houshold. See house, hold1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for household

/ (ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld) /


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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