from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A domestic unit consisting of the members of a family who live together along with nonrelatives such as servants.
- n. The living spaces and possessions belonging to such a unit.
- n. A person or group of people occupying a single dwelling: the rise of nonfamily households.
- adj. Of, relating to, or used in a household: household appliances.
- adj. Commonly known; familiar: has become a household name.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment.
- adj. Belonging to the same house and family.
- adj. Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
- n. A line of ancestory; a race or house.
- adj. Belonging to the house and family; domestic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organized family and whatever pertains to it as a whole; a domestic establishment.
- n. A family considered as consisting of all those who share in the privileges and duties of a common dwelling; the family, including servants and other permanent inmates.
- n. Goods and chattels for housekeeping.
- n. plural A technical name among millers for the best flour made from red wheat, with a small portion of white wheat mixed.
- Of or pertaining to the house and family; domestic; familiar: as, household furniture; household ways.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a social unit living together
Middle English houshold : hous, house; see house + hold, possession, holding (from Old English, from healdan, to hold; see hold1).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English houshold, equivalent to house + hold. Cognate with Dutch huishouden ("household"), German Haushalt ("household"), Swedish hushåll ("household, family"), Norwegian husholdning ("household"). (Wiktionary)