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household

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

the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.

adjective

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.

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Origin of household

First recorded in 1350–1400, household is from the Middle English word houshold.See house, hold1
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British Dictionary definitions for household

household
/ (ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld) /

noun

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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