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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: house + hold 'keeping, maintaining'


1 noun
house‧hold1 S2 W2 [countable]
all the people who live together in one house [= house]:
A growing number of households have at least one computer.
Families are classified by the occupation of the head of the household (=the person who earns the most money and is most respected in a house).