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housekeeping (ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ Pronunciation for housekeeping



  1. the running of a household
  2. money allocated for the running of a household
  3. organization and tidiness in general, as of an office, shop, etc
  4. the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc


View thesaurus entry
= household management, homemaking, home economy, housewifery, housecraft

Translations for 'housekeeping'

  • British English: housekeeping Housekeeping is the work and organization involved in running a home, including the shopping and cleaning. NOUNI thought that cooking and housekeeping were unimportant, easy tasks.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: trabalhos domésticos
  • Chinese: 料理家务料理家务務
  • European Spanish: trabajos domésticos
  • French: ménage
  • German: Hauswirtschaft
  • Italian: gestione della casa
  • Japanese: 家事
  • Korean: 살림
  • Portuguese: trabalhos domésticos
  • Spanish: trabajos domésticos

Example Sentences Including 'housekeeping'

But the vast preponderance of the proposals concern what Prenty calls "sensible housekeeping measures".
Irish Times (2002)
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY: Capricornia College charges $155 a week, which includes three meals a day and housekeeping once a week.
Misc (1995)
Godfrey, I hope you haven't wasted all our housekeeping on tea!
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
Her thrifty housekeeping skills, born of poverty, were passed on to hotel housekeepers.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In the past two weeks Rosie Quantock had noticed that Delia had grown careless about housekeeping.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Mattie had no money, no inherited wealth, only his salary from Century, which looked after essentials -- rates, mortgage, housekeeping.
Kennedy, Ludovic On My Way to the Club
O" course, you'll find sand in the sheets - only sand if you're lucky - but you ain't there for the housekeeping.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes
Steel is a process industry, and a hotel's comparable maintenance areas are its power- and air-conditioning plants besides housekeeping.
Business Today (1999)


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