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"household" in British English

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householdnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈhaʊs.həʊld/  us   /-hoʊld/
B2 a ​group of ​people, often a ​family, who ​live together: By the 1960s, most households had a TV. household chores household expenses household waste

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(Definition of household from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"household" in American English

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householdnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑʊs·hoʊld/
a ​group of ​people, often a ​family, who ​live together: She ​becamepart of his household.
(Definition of household from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"household" in Business English

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householdnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhaʊshəʊld/
a ​group of ​people, often a family, who ​live together in a ​house or ​flat: There are now on ​average 2.5 ​peopleper household in the ​state. a high-income/low-income/middle-income household I sometimes wonder how my wife and I ​manage as a single-income household. High-technology ​products are hard to ​sell to households where the ​head of the household is over 60 ​years of age.

householdadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈhaʊshəʊld/
relating to a ​house or ​flat and the ​people who ​live there: Public ​housingtenants are ​required to ​pay 30 ​percent of their household ​income for ​rent. It's no surprise that household ​debt is ​rising.household bills/expenditure/spending The ​averageannual household ​expenditure for ​food was $2,030.
used to describe something that is used in the ​home: a household ​appliance/​item/​producthousehold consumption/use Over the last two decades, household water ​consumptionperhead in London has ​increased by 22%.
(Definition of household from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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