House"hold` (?), n.


Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.

And calls, without affecting airs, His household twice a day to prayers. Swift.


A line of ancestory; a race or house.




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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.


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