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.

(House"hold`er) n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.

Towns in which almost every householder was an English Protestant.

Compound householder. See Compound, a.

(House"keep`er) n.

1. One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family. Locke.

2. One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.

3. One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.

4. One who keeps or stays much at home. [R.]

You are manifest housekeeper.

5. A house dog. [Obs.] Shak.

(House"keep`ing), n.

1. The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.

2. Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.

Housebote to However

(House"bote`) n. [House + bote.] (Law) Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See Bote.

(House"break`er) n. One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

(House"break`ing), n. The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

(House"build`er) n. One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

(House"carl`) n. [OE. huscarle. See House, and Carl.] (Eng. Archæol.) A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.

(House"hold`) n.

1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.

And calls, without affecting airs,
His household twice a day to prayers.

2. A line of ancestory; a race or house. [Obs.] Shak.

(House"hold`), a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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