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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  household 
  adj  :  of  or  related  to  or  used  in  the  running  of  a  household; 
  "household  chores";  "household  management";  "household 
  appliances" 
  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}, 
  {menage}] 




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