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 for household
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Household \House"hold`\, a.
     Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household
     furniture; household affairs.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Household \House"hold`\, n.
     1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
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              And calls, without affecting airs,
              His household twice a day to prayers. --Swift.
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     2. A line of ancestory; a race or house. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  household
      n 1: a social unit living together; "he moved his family to
           Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited
           until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how
           many people made up his home" [syn: family, household,
           house, home, menage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "household":
     Attic, accustomed, ancestral halls, average, brood, chaste,
     children, chimney corner, classic, classical, common,
     commonly known, commonplace, conventional, current, customary,
     domal, domestic, domiciliary, everyday, familiar, family,
     family homestead, fireplace, fireside, folks, foyer, garden,
     garden-variety, get, habitual, hackneyed, hearth, hearth and home,
     hearthstone, home, home place, home roof, home sweet home,
     homefolks, homely, homespun, homestead, house, ingle, inglenook,
     ingleside, issue, manorial, mansional, matter-of-fact, menage,
     nondescript, normative, notorious, offspring, ordinary, palatial,
     paternal roof, people, plain, platitudinous, popular,
     predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, prosaic, prosy,
     proverbial, public, pure, pure and simple, regular, regulation,
     residential, residentiary, roof, rooftree, simple, standard, stock,
     talked-about, talked-of, toft, trite, truistic, universal,
     universally admitted, universally recognized, usual, vernacular,
     well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-understood,
     widely known, wonted, workaday, workday
  
  

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