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[hous-hohld, -ohld] /ˈhaʊsˌhoʊld, -ˌoʊld/

the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.
of or relating to a household:
household furniture.
for use in maintaining a home, especially for use in cooking, cleaning, laundering, repairing, etc., in the home:
a household bleach.
common or usual; ordinary.
the people living together in one house collectively
(modifier) of, relating to, or used in the running of a household; domestic: household management

late 14c., “members of a family collectively (including servants),” also “furniture and articles belonging to a house,” from house (n.) + hold (n.1). Related: Householder.


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    plural noun 1. privately owned goods consisting chiefly of furniture, appliances, etc., for keeping house.

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