house·hold /ˈhaʊsˌhold, ˈhaʊˌsold/
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.]
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.
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,