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Webster 1913 Edition


Household

House′holdˊ

,
Noun.
1.
Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
And calls, without affecting airs,
His
household
twice a day to prayers.
Swift.
2.
A line of ancestory; a race or house.
[Obs.]
Shak.

House′holdˊ

,
Adj.
Belonging to the house and family; domestic;
as,
household
furniture;
household
affairs.
Household bread
,
bread made in the house for common use; hence, bread that is not of the finest quality.
[Obs.]
Household gods
(Rom. Antiq.)
,
the gods presiding over the house and family; the Lares and Penates; hence, all objects endeared by association with home.
Household troops
,
troops appointed to attend and guard the sovereign or his residence.

Webster 1828 Edition


Household

HOUSEHOLD

,
Noun.
hous'hold. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family; those who belong to a family.
I baptized also the household of Stephanus. 1 Cor.1.
1.
Family life; domestic management.

HOUSEHOLD

,
Adj.
hous'hold. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as household furniture; household affairs.

Definition 2022


household

household

English

Noun

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.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 5:
      Although I was a member of the royal household, I was not among the privileged few who were trained for rule.
    • Jonathan Swift
      And calls, without affecting airs, / His household twice a day to prayers.
  2. (obsolete) A line of ancestry; a race or house.

Translations

Adjective

household (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to the same house and family.
  2. Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.

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