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English definition of “household”

household

adjective     /ˈhaʊshəʊld/
[always before noun] connected with or belonging to a home: household bills/expenses household products/goods Home
a household name someone or something that everyone knows: Her TV roles made her a household name.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important people
(Definition of household adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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