- house|hold1 W2S2 [ˈhaushəuld US -hould] n[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: house + hold 'keeping, maintaining']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) .household 2household2 adj [only before noun]1.) relating to looking after a house and the people in it= ↑domestichousehold goods/products/items etc▪ washing powder and other household products▪ household chores2.) be a household name/wordto be very well known▪ Coca Cola is a household name around the world.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.