householdhouse‧hold1 /ˈhaʊshəʊld $ -hoʊld/ ●●○ noun [countable]PERSON/PEOPLEall the people who live together in one houseSYN houseA 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).
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household• Seb found Boz tying some of the bulkieritems of his household to the rear of his caravan.• a two-income household• If there were only one, that person could claim a discount, as could poorerhouseholds.• The Thomas household had five sons by the time Edward was ten years old.the head of the household• The father as the head of the household.• Rates are paid by the head of the household, and some households receive rate rebates.• One copy is for the head of the household to complete.• Of the remainder, only four were from homes where the head of the household was a non-manual worker.householdhousehold2 ●●○ adjective [only before noun]1HOMErelating to looking after a house and the people in itSYN domestichousehold goods/products/items etcwashing powder and other household productshousehold chores2 →be a household name/word
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household• householdappliances• householdcleaningproductshousehold goods/products/items etc• It will automatically calculate, for example, what proportion of your income goes on things like the car and household items.• Water purification has become a majorcategory of consumer interest, and new household productsaddress that concern.• Some shoppers look for furniture, toys, books and household items as well.• Watch out for household products being used up too fast or appearing in places where they are not usually kept.• Prepare a small box or bagcontainingordinaryhousehold items for each of the expected guests.• Second - the day-to-dayexpenditure such as food, drink, household goods, newspapers, petrol or busfares.• Often, as in household products or industrialchemicals, hotcompetition among affiliates of big multinationalsensures both growth and cost-competitiveness.• Both compounds once were widely used in household products such as glasscleaners, paints and paintthinners.From King Business Dictionaryhouseholdhouse‧hold1 /ˈhaʊshəʊld-hoʊld/ adjectiveconnected with looking after a house and the people in itretailers of furniture, carpets, and household goodsVideo phones won’t become a household appliance for a long time.householdhousehold2 noun [countable]all the people who live together in one houseThe Labour Force Survey collects information from around 80,000 households.homes where the head of the household (=the person who earns the most money) is a non-manual workerOriginhousehold1(1300-1400)house + hold“keeping, maintaining”