Household House"hold`, n. 1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family. [1913 Webster]

And calls, without affecting airs, His household twice a day to prayers. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. A line of ancestory; a race or house. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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