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household

noun house·hold \ ˈhau̇s-ˌhōld , ˈhau̇-ˌsōld \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of household from the Web

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First Known Use of household

14th century

household Synonyms


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household

adjective

Definition of household

1 : of or relating to a household : domestic
  • cooking and other household arts
2 : familiar, common
  • a household name

Examples of household in a Sentence

  1. he spent the weekend at home, helping with household chores

  2. “ozone” is now a household word, thanks to global warming

Recent Examples of household from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'household.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of household

14th century



HOUSEHOLD Defined for English Language Learners

household

noun

Definition of household for English Language Learners

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


household

adjective

Definition of household for English Language Learners

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

  • : known to many people : familiar or common


HOUSEHOLD Defined for Kids

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household

noun house·hold \ ˈhau̇s-ˌhōld \

Definition of household for Students

: all the people in a family or group who live together in one house

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household

adjective

Definition of household for Students

1 : of or relating to a house or a household
  • household chores
2 : familiar 1 The actor became a household name.


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