What is household?

  • (noun): A social unit living together.
    Example: "It was a good Christian household"
    Synonyms: family, house, home, menage


The household (HH; oikos ancient Greek: οἶκος, plural: οἶκοι) is "the basic residential unit in which economic production, consumption, inheritance, child rearing, and shelter are organized and carried out"; "may or may not be synonymous with family".

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HSBC Finance - History - Origins
... Household Finance Corp ... It was restructured in 1981 under a holding company named Household International Inc ... Household International was a provider of consumer loans and credit cards in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom ...
Household - Historical Statistics On Housing
... According to statistics from Eurostat, the percentage of households in various European countries with access to an indoor WC, bath/ shower, and hot running water on the premises in 1988 ...
S. C. Johnson & Son - Brand Names
... Johnson Son are the following Household cleaning and scent products Bayfresh Beanpod Soy Candles Caldrea Drāno Fantastik Favor Glade Grab-it Mr ... by Soy Inspirations Shout Toilet Duck Windex Household food storage Saran Wrap Ziploc Household pest control OFF! Autan Raid Baygon ALL OUT Car care Grand Prix Tempo Floors Johnsons ...
Derek Keppel
... GCVO, KCB, CMG, CIE, VD, OWL (7 April 1863–26 April 1944) was a member of the British Royal Household ... He was then promoted to Master of the Household in 1912 and served in this post until The King's death in 1936 ... He continued as the only Master of the Household under King Edward VIII's short reign and on the ascension of King George VI, he returned to being an equerry until his death ...

Famous quotes containing the word household:

    Thus your fathers were made
    Fellow citizens of the saints, of the household of GOD, being built upon the foundation
    Of apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself the chief cornerstone.
    But you, have you built well, that you now sit helpless in a ruined house?
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    I am an inveterate homemaker, it is at once my pleasure, my recreation, and my handicap. Were I a man, my books would have been written in leisure, protected by a wife and a secretary and various household officials. As it is, being a woman, my work has had to be done between bouts of homemaking.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)