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household Line breaks: house|hold
Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊshəʊld/

Definition of household in English:


1A house and its occupants regarded as a unit: the whole household was asleep [as modifier]: household bills
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  • The lack of availability is cited by less than ten per cent of non-wired households.
  • All of these can be measured at the unit of the individual, or the whole household.
  • When one of us is labouring over a difficult job it affects the whole household.
family, house, family circle, ménage, clan, tribe
informal brood
1.1 (the Household) [usually in titles] The establishment and affairs of a royal household: Controller of the Household
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  • In the fifth and final carriage were Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, the Princess Royal with her son, Peter Phillips, 24, and Vice Admiral Tom Blackburn, Master of the Royal Household.
  • On that date, Charles appointed his first Master of the Household, one of the top royal jobs which is normally reserved for the monarch's court.
  • I'm writing this in mid-April; in two weeks' time I am bidden by the Master of the Household to a gathering at Windsor Castle.
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