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(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,
(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.
1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
And calls, without affecting airs,Swift.
His household twice a day to prayers.
2. A line of ancestory; a race or house. [Obs.] Shak.
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`), a. Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household
(House"hold`er) n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his
Towns in which almost every householder was an English Protestant.Macaulay. Compound householder. See Compound, a.
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.Shak.
5. A house dog. [Obs.] Shak.
1. The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.
2. Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.