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Etymology

house + hold

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
household

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A line of ancestry.
  2. Those living in the same residence, comprising a family.
  3. Those living in the same residence, consisting of an individual or family along with any servants, guests, lodgers, etc.
  4. In taxation, all the persons who live in the same individual residence.

Usage notes

The meanings of the noun referring to those living in the same residence are similar in wording, but substantially different in meaning. The first definition was the former meaning, expanded in the mid-20th century. Ample context should be provided to distinguish which meaning is intended, or your readers will assume their own preferred meaning.

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Adjective

household (not comparable)

Positive
household

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Belonging to the same house and family.
  2. Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.

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