What does housekeeping mean?

Definitions for housekeeping
ˈhaʊsˌki pɪŋhouse·keep·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. housework, housekeeping(noun)

    the work of cleaning and running a house


  1. housekeeping(Noun)

    The chores of maintaining a house as a residence, especially cleaning.

  2. housekeeping(Noun)

    Any general tasks that involve preparation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Housekeeping(noun)

    the state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder

  2. Housekeeping(noun)

    care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs

  3. Housekeeping(noun)

    hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions

  4. Housekeeping(adj)

    domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities


  1. Housekeeping

    Housekeeping is a novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson. It was published in 1980, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and given the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel. In 2003, the Guardian Unlimited named Housekeeping one of the 100 greatest novels of all time, describing the book thus: "Haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women." Time magazine also included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Housekeeping

    The care and management of property.

How to pronounce housekeeping?

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How to say housekeeping in sign language?

  1. housekeeping


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of housekeeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of housekeeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of housekeeping in a Sentence

  1. Kate Garbers:

    Forced labor is most common in teams such as cleaning and housekeeping where subcontractors are used... as soon as you become removed from your employees, you increase the risk of trafficking, the hospitality sector is starting to act and the pressure from the top will filter down to the subcontractors.

  2. Louisa May Alcott:

    Housekeeping ain't no joke.

  3. David Dillen:

    They also have a big fish-tank in the housekeeping department, with a shelter in it, oxygen and plants, when we think it’s necessary, we put them there for a few days.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Any time the government comes, and if my father travels, they stay at our properties for free, meaning cost for housekeeping effectively, because you actually have to legally charge government something, we charge them like 50 bucks.

  5. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser:

    In a healthy marriage, you have to have emotional housekeeping. You have to discuss disagreements, but it’s the way you discuss them that has an impact on your health.

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