household: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hous'hōld", -ōld"), [key]
— n.
  1. the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.
  1. of or pertaining to a household: household furniture.
  2. for use in maintaining a home, esp. for use in cooking, cleaning, laundering, repairing, etc., in the home: a household bleach.
  3. common or usual; ordinary.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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