Definition of household noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhaʊshəʊld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊshoʊld//
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all the people living together in a house or flat/apartment Most households now own at least one car. low-income/one-parent, etc. households the head of the householdExtra examples Becoming an adult and setting up a household no longer mean the same thing. He was a member of the royal household. The average household pays 27p a day in water rates. The average household spends more on housing than on food. The head of the household is responsible for completing the council tax form. The household contents are covered by a separate insurance policy. households headed by a single parent Government figures showed household spending fell by 2% in October. House prices are rising, driven by the big increase in the number of single-person households. household bills/​chores/​goods