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house·hold

 (hous′hōld′)
n.
1.
a. A domestic unit consisting of the members of a family who live together along with nonrelatives such as servants.
b. The living spaces and possessions belonging to such a unit.
2. A person or group of people occupying a single dwelling: the rise of nonfamily households.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or used in a household: household appliances.
2. Commonly known; familiar: has become a household name.

[Middle English houshold : hous, house; see house + hold, possession, holding (from Old English, from healdan, to hold; see hold1).]

household

(ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld)
n
1. the people living together in one house collectively
2. (modifier) of, relating to, or used in the running of a household; domestic: household management.

house•hold

(ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld)

n.
1. the people of a house collectively; a family including any servants.
adj.
2. of a household: household expenses.
3. for use in the home, esp. for cooking, cleaning, or laundering: household bleach; household appliances.
4. common; familiar: a household name in men's fashions.
[1350–1400]

Household

 the inmates of a house, including the servants and attendants—Wilkes.
Example: household of faith, 1526.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.household - a social unit living togetherhousehold - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
broken home - a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
conjugal family, nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
foster family - the family of a fosterling
foster home - a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
menage a trois - household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

household

noun
1. family, home, house, ménage, family circle growing up in a male-only household
adjective
1. domestic, family, domiciliary I always do the household chores first.

household

noun
A group of usually related people living together as a unit:
adjective
Of or relating to the family or household:
Translations
أَهلُ البَيْتُأهْل البَيْت، أسرَه
domácnost
husholdninghusstand
talous
domaćinstvo
háznép
heimilisfólk
家族
가족
hushåll
ครอบครัว
hộ gia đình

household

[ˈhaʊshəʊld]
A. N (= home) → casa f; (= family) → familia f
B. CPD household accounts NPLcuentas fpl de la casa
Household Cavalry N (Mil) → Guardia f Real
household chores NPLquehaceres mpl domésticos, tareas fpl de la casa
household expenses NPLgastos mpl de la casa
household gods NPLpenates mpl
household goods NPLenseres mpl domésticos
household linen Nropa f blanca
household name N he's a household namees una persona conocidísima
household refuse Nbasura f doméstica, residuos mpl domésticos
household soap Njabón m familiar
household troops NPL (Brit) → guardia fsing real
household word N it's a household word (fig) → es el pan de cada día

household

[ˈhaʊshəʊld]
n
(= people) → famille f, maisonnée f
(= house) → ménage m
modif [income] → du ménage; [bill] → du ménage; [waste] → ménager/èrehousehold appliance nappareil m électroménagerhousehold chores npl (= housework) → travaux mpl ménagers

household

nHaushalt m; a male-only householdein Haushalt, der nur aus Männern besteht
attrHaushalts-; household applianceHaushaltsgerät nt; household furnitureWohnmöbel pl; household choreshäusliche Pflichten pl, → Hausarbeit f; household commoditiesHaushaltswaren pl; household goodsHausrat m, → Haushaltswaren pl

household

:
household god
nHausgott m; the telly has become the household in many homesder Fernseher ist in vielen Familien zum Götzen geworden
household insurance
household linen
nTisch- und Bettwäsche f, → Weißwäsche f (dated)
household name
n to be a householdein Begriff sein; to become a householdzu einem Begriff werden
household word
nBegriff m; to become a householdzu einem Begriff werden

household

[ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld]
1. ncasa, famiglia
2. adj (accounts, expenses, equipment) → della casa, domestico/a

house

(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
adjective
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.

household

أَهلُ البَيْتُ domácnost husholdning Haushalt νοικοκυριό hogar familiar talous ménage domaćinstvo famiglia 家族 가족 huishouden husholdning gospodarstwo domowe agregado familiar, residentes домочадцы hushåll ครอบครัว hane halkı hộ gia đình 家庭

household

n. casa de familia;
householder cabezade familia; dueño-a de casa.
References in classic literature ?
and it had become a household custom, for the mother was a born singer.
To everyone who came into his shop he talked of the matter, and in his own household he drove his fam- ily distracted by his constant harping on the subject.
Besides Tom and his father, the Swift household was made up of Eradicate Sampson, a colored man-of-all-work, who, with his mule Boomerang, did what he could to keep the grounds around the house in order.
DURING THE WEEK before Christmas, Jake was the most important person of our household, for he was to go to town and do all our Christmas shopping.
Montel was a middleaged gentleman whose vain ambition and desire for the past twenty years had been to fill the void which Monsieur Lebrun's taking off had left in the Lebrun household.
In this task you will be seconded by the domestics of their household.
Christie turned away, relapsing into her old resigned manner, and assuming her household duties in a quiet, temporizing way that was, however, without hope or expectation.
Nothing remained, except to take down the bar from the shop-door, leaving the entrance free--more than free--welcome, as if all were household friends--to every passer-by, whose eyes might be attracted by the commodities at the window.
Then, moreover, as regarded his unceremonious ejectment, the late Surveyor was not altogether ill-pleased to be recognised by the Whigs as an enemy; since his inactivity in political affairs -- his tendency to roam, at will, in that broad and quiet field where all mankind may meet, rather than confine himself to those narrow paths where brethren of the same household must diverge from one another -- had sometimes made it questionable with his brother Democrats whether he was a friend.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
I forbore, for the moment, to analyze this description further than by the reflection that a part of it applied to several of the members of the household, of the half-dozen maids and men who were still of our small colony.
For now I liked nothing better than to have Queequeg smoking by me, even in bed, because he seemed to be full of such serene household joy then.