Hypertext Webster Gateway: "household"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Household \House"hold`\, n.
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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Household \House"hold`\, a.
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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : of or related to or used in the running of a household;
"household chores"; "household management"; "household
n : a social unit living together; "he moved his family to
Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited
until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how
many people made up his home" [syn: {family}, {house}, {home},

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