noun house·hold \ˈhas-ˌhōld, ˈha-ˌsōld\

: the people in a family or other group that are living together in one house

Full Definition of HOUSEHOLD

:  those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family; also :  a social unit composed of those living together in the same dwelling

Examples of HOUSEHOLD

  1. At that time, not many households had telephones.
  2. <a household that consists of a single mom, her two kids, and her widowed mother>

First Known Use of HOUSEHOLD

14th century



: of or relating to a house or to the people living in a house

: known to many people : familiar or common

Full Definition of HOUSEHOLD

:  of or relating to a household :  domestic <cooking and other household arts>
:  familiar, common <a household name>

Examples of HOUSEHOLD

  1. <he spent the weekend at home, helping with household chores>
  2. <ozone is now a household word, thanks to global warming>

First Known Use of HOUSEHOLD

14th century
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