household

[hous-hohld, -ohld]
noun
1.
the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a household: household furniture.
3.
for use in maintaining a home, especially for use in cooking, cleaning, laundering, repairing, etc., in the home: a household bleach.
4.
common or usual; ordinary.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English houshold. See house, hold1

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household (ˈhaʊsˌhəʊld)
 
n
1.  the people living together in one house collectively
2.  (modifier) of, relating to, or used in the running of a household; domestic: household management

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Example sentences
The loss of a job needn't mean a complete loss of household income.
Hers is not a household name, and it is not likely to become one.
It also gave her a knack for taking household items and making them even more
  useful.
More sophisticated timers operate on batteries or household current.
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