Meaning of “household” in the English Dictionary

(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 became part 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 /ˈhaʊshəʊld/ us

a group of people, often a family, who live together in a house or flat:

There are now on average 2.5 people per 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 /ˈhaʊshəʊld/ us

relating to a house or flat and the people who live there:

Public housing tenants are required to pay 30 per cent of their household income for rent.
It's no surprise that household debt is rising.
household bills/expenditure/spending The average annual household expenditure for food was $2,030.

used to describe something that is used in the home:

a household appliance/item/product
household consumption/use Over the last two decades, household water consumption per head in London has increased by 22%.

(Definition of “household” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)