household


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Household

Individuals who comprise a family unit and who live together under the same roof; individuals who dwell in the same place and comprise a family, sometimes encompassing domestic help; all those who are under the control of one domestic head.

For the purposes of insurance, the terms family and household are frequently used inter-changeably.

Cross-references

Head of Household.

household

n. a family living together, all of whom need not be related.

household

(Domestic), adjective at home, domiciled, domiciliary, domiciliated, family, fond of home, having home interests, home, home-loving, homemaking, housekeeping, in residence, lares, penates, pertaining to home, pertaining to the family, residentiary
Associated concepts: household articles, household effects, household goods, household member, household servant

household

(Familiar), adjective accustomed, cognized, common, commonly known, conventional, customary, everyday, famous, ordinary, plain, popular, prevalent, recognized, regular, renowned, simple, standard, stock, talked-about, talked-of, universally recognized, usual, well-known, widely known, widespread, workaday

household

noun domestic circle, domestic domiiile, domestic establishment, domus, establishment, familia, family, family abode, family circle, family dwelling place, habitation, home, homestead, lodging, parents and chillren, place of abode, residence
Associated concepts: homestead
Foreign phrases: Domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium.Everyone's home is his safest refuge. Debet sua cuique domus esse perfugium tutissimum. Every man's home should be a perfectly safe refuge.
See also: customary, domestic, domicile, familiar, home, homestead, house, land, ordinary, prevalent, property, residential
References in classic literature ?
For years she had dreamed of the time when she could go forth into the world, and she looked upon the move into the Hardy household as a great step in the direction of freedom.
Like household dogs they came snuffling round us, right up to our gunwales, and touching them; till it almost seemed that some spell had suddenly domesticated them.
The news fell upon the household like the tolling of a deathbell.
Tamoszius had a bank account also, and they ran a race, and began to figure upon household expenses once more.
Within, he will remember wide, clean rooms, where nothing ever seems to be doing or going to be done, where everything is once and forever rigidly in place, and where all household arrangements move with the punctual exactness of the old clock in the corner.
It chiefly consisted of household linen, plate, china, and books, with a handsome pianoforte of Marianne's.
For some years the poor man lived on alone with the children, caring for them as best he could; but everything in the house seemed to go wrong without a woman to look after it, and at last he made up his mind to marry again, feeling that a wife would bring peace and order to his household and take care of his motherless children.
I have actually known a case where a Woman has exterminated her whole household, and half an hour afterwards, when her rage was over and the fragments swept away, has asked what has become of her husband and her children.
Our friend Charley, after disturbing the household with beat of drum and riotous shouts, races up and down the staircase, overturning of chairs, and much other uproar, began to feel the quiet and confinement within doors intolerable.
The whole beaver household, old and young, set out upon this business, and will often make long journeys before they are suited.
We were not very early risers--the sun would be shooting his golden spikes above the Happar mountain, ere I threw aside my tappa robe, and girding my long tunic about my waist, sallied out with Fayaway and Kory-Kory, and the rest of the household, and bent my steps towards the stream.
The opportunity was expected to be the concession of a good post in the household of Monsieur, when that household would be established at the period of his marriage.