Household

Definition of Household

House´hold`
n.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.
a.1.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.
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.

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