housekeeping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

house +‎ keeping

Noun[edit]

housekeeping (countable and uncountable, plural housekeepings)

  1. The chores of maintaining a house as a residence, especially cleaning.
    • 1842, Samuel Laing, Notes of a traveller, page 474:
      Those who with us would have their own little housekeepings and cooking, have not the means, nor perhaps the taste, for such domestic comfort, and take their victuals at the trattoria, or cook-shop.
  2. Any general tasks that involve preparation.
    The computer program does some general housekeeping involving initializing variables and opening files before beginning the main processing.
  3. Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions.

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