household

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English houshold, equivalent to house +‎ hold. Cognate with Scots houshald, housald, housell, howsell (household), Dutch huishouden (household), German Low German Huushollen (household), German Haushalt (household), Swedish hushåll (household, family), Norwegian husholdning (household).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈhaʊshəʊld/
  • (US): enPR: housʹhōld, IPA(key): /ˈhaʊshoʊld/
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NounEdit

household (plural households)

  1. Collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment.
  2. (obsolete) A line of ancestry; a race or house.

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AdjectiveEdit

household (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to the same house and family.
  2. Found in or having its origin in a home.
  3. Widely known to the public; familiar.
    a household word; a household name

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