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The tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, that are performed in housekeeping.

house′work′er n.


the work of running a home, such as cleaning, cooking, etc
ˈhouseˌworker n



the work of cleaning, cooking, etc., to be done in housekeeping.


1. 'homework'

Homework is work that school pupils are given to do at home. You say that pupils do homework. Don't say that they 'make homework'.

Have you done your English homework?
2. 'housework'

Housework is work such as cleaning or washing that is done in a house.

She relied on him to do most of the housework.

Be Careful!
Both homework and housework are uncountable nouns. Don't talk about 'a homework' or 'houseworks'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housework - the work of cleaning and running a househousework - the work of cleaning and running a house
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
تَدْبير مَنزِليشُغْلُ البَيْتُ
domácí práce
husarbejdehusligt arbejde
kućanski poslovi
ház i munka
húsverk, heimilisstörf
domáce práce
hišna opravila
việc nhà


[ˈhaʊswɜːk] Nquehaceres mpl domésticos, tareas fpl de la casa


[ˈhaʊswɜːrk] nménage m
to do the housework → faire le ménage


[ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk] nfaccende fpl, lavori mpl di casa, lavori domestici
to do the housework → fare i lavori di casa, sbrigare le faccende


(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.


شُغْلُ البَيْتُ domácí práce husligt arbejde Hausarbeit οικιακή εργασία faenas de la casa kotityöt ménage kućanski poslovi faccende domestiche 家事 가사 huishoudelijk werk husarbeid praca domowa tarefa doméstica, trabalho doméstico робота по дому hushållsarbete งานบ้าน ev işi việc nhà 家务


n. tareas domésticas, trabajo de la casa.
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