household

  • 1 household — I (domestic) adjective at home, domesticus, domiciled, domiciliary, domiciliated, family, fond of home, having home interests, home, home loving, home owning, homemaking, housekeeping, in residence, lares, penates, pertaining to home, pertaining… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Household — House hold , a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs. [1913 Webster] {Household bread}, bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality. [Obs.] {Household… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 household — [hous′hōld΄] n. [ME houshold: see HOUSE & HOLD1, n.] 1. the person or persons who live in one house, apartment, etc.; variously, one person or a group, esp. a family 2. the home and its affairs adj. 1. of a household or home; domestic …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 household — [adj] domestic domiciliary, everyday, family, home, homely, homey, ordinary, plain; concept 536 Ant. business, commercial, industrial household [n] domestic establishment family, family unit, folks, home, house, ménage; concepts 296,516 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 household — late 14c., members of a family collectively (including servants), also furniture and articles belonging to a house, from HOUSE (Cf. house) (n.) + HOLD (Cf. hold). Related: Householder …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 household — ► NOUN ▪ a house and its occupants regarded as a unit. DERIVATIVES householder noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Household — The household is the basic unit of analysis in many social, microeconomic and government models. The term refers to all individuals who live in the same dwelling.Most economic models do not address whether the members of a household are a family… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 household — ▪ I. household house‧hold 1 [ˈhaʊshəʊld ǁ hoʊld] adjective connected with looking after a house and the people in it: • retailers of furniture, carpets, and household goods • Video phones won t become a household appliance for a long time.   [m0] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 household — [[t]ha͟ʊshoʊld[/t]] ♦♦♦ households 1) N COUNT A household is all the people in a family or group who live together in a house. ...growing up in a male only household... Many poor households are experiencing real hardship. 2) N SING: oft N n The… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 household — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ average ▪ The average household spends more on housing than on food. ▪ domestic, private, etc. ▪ rural …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 household — house|hold1 W2S2 [ˈhaushəuld US hould] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: house + hold keeping, maintaining ] all the people who live together in one house = ↑house ▪ A growing number of households have at least one computer. ▪ Families are classified… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 household — I UK [ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld] / US [ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld] noun [countable] Word forms household : singular household plural households *** the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit What percentage of the city s households live… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Household — Geoffrey Edward West Household (* 30. November 1900 in Bristol; † 4. Oktober 1988 in Banbury, England) war ein Autor, bekannt durch den Verfolgungsroman Rogue Male (dt.: Einzelgänger, männlich). Leben Geoffrey Household wuchs in Bristol auf, von… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 household — house|hold1 [ haus,hould ] noun count *** the people who live in a house or apartment considered as a single unit: What percentage of the city s households live in poverty? a one /two /four person household household house|hold 2 [ haus,hould ]… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 household — 1 noun (C) BrE all the people who live together in one house 2 adjective (only before a noun) 1 connected with looking after a house and the people in it; domestic: household goods/products/items: washing powder and other household products |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 household — house•hold [[t]ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, ˌoʊld[/t]] n. 1) the people of a house collectively; a family including any servants 2) of a household: household expenses[/ex] 3) for use in the home, esp. for cooking, cleaning, or laundering: household bleach;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 household — n. 1 the occupants of a house regarded as a unit. 2 a house and its affairs. 3 (prec. by the) (in the UK) the royal household. Phrases and idioms: household gods 1 gods presiding over a household, esp. the lares and penates. 2 the essentials of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 household — /ˈhaʊshoʊld / (say howshohld) noun 1. the people of a house collectively; in previous times, a family, including servants, etc.; a domestic establishment. –adjective 2. of or relating to a household; domestic: household furniture. 3. used for… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 household — I. noun Date: 14th century those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family; also a social unit composed of those living together in the same dwelling II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to a household ; domestic < cooking… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary