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Definition of HOUSEHOLD

3 definitions found:

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 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "household": Attic, accustomed, ancestral halls, average, brood, chaste, children, chimney corner, classic, classical, common, commonly known, commonplace, conventional, current, customary, domal, domestic, domiciliary, everyday, familiar, family, family homestead, fireplace, fireside, folks, foyer, garden, garden-variety, get, habitual, hackneyed, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, home, home place, home roof, home sweet home, homefolks, homely, homespun, homestead, house, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, issue, manorial, mansional, matter-of-fact, menage, nondescript, normative, notorious, offspring, ordinary, palatial, paternal roof, people, plain, platitudinous, popular, predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, prosaic, prosy, proverbial, public, pure, pure and simple, regular, regulation, residential, residentiary, roof, rooftree, simple, standard, stock, talked-about, talked-of, toft, trite, truistic, universal, universally admitted, universally recognized, usual, vernacular, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-understood, widely known, wonted, workaday, workday

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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