• Collectively, all the persons who live in a given house; a family including attendants, servants etc.; a domestic or family establishment.
  • A line of ancestry; a race or house.


  • Belonging to the same house and family.
  • Found in or having its origin in a home.
  • Widely known to the public; familiar.


  • From Middle English houshold, equivalent to house + hold. Cognate with Scots houshald, housald, housell, howsell, Dutch huishouden, German Low German Huushollen, German Haushalt, Swedish hushÃ¥ll, Norwegian husholdning.

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