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house·keep·ing

 (hous′kē′pĭng)
n.
1. Performance or management of household tasks.
2. Management and maintenance of the property of an institution or organization.
3. Routine tasks and procedures carried out in the functioning of an operation or system.
4. A department in a hotel or institution that is in charge of cleaning and minor maintenance.

house′keep′ v.
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housekeeping

(ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ)
n
1. the running of a household
2. (Banking & Finance) money allocated for the running of a household
3. organization and tidiness in general, as of an office, shop, etc
4. (Computer Science) the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc
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house•keep•ing

(ˈhaʊsˌki pɪŋ)

n.
1. the maintenance of a house or domestic establishment.
2. the management of household affairs.
3. the routine management and servicing of any system.
[1530–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housekeeping - the work of cleaning and running a househousekeeping - the work of cleaning and running a house
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
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housekeeping

noun household management, homemaking (U.S.), home economy, housewifery, housecraft I thought that cooking and housekeeping were unimportant tasks.
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Translations
تَدْبير شؤون البَيْت
správa domu
husholdning
házvezetés
hússtjórn, heimilishald
správa domu
ev idaresi

housekeeping

[ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ] N (= administration) → gobierno m de la casa; (= housework) → quehaceres mpl domésticos, tareas fpl de la casa (Comput) → gestión f interna (esp Brit) (also housekeeping money) → dinero m para gastos domésticos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

housekeeping

[ˈhaʊskiːpɪŋ] n
(= work) → ménage m
(also housekeeping money) → argent m du ménage
(COMPUTING)gestion f des disqueshouse lights npléclairage m de la salle
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housekeeping

[ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ] n (work) → andamento or governo della casa (also housekeeping money) → soldi mpl per le spese di casa (Comput) → ausilio
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house

(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.
adjective
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Every one knows what a multitude of things --beds, sauce-pans, knives and forks, shovels and tongs, napkins, nut-crackers, and what not, are indispensable to the business of housekeeping. Just so with whaling, which necessitates a three-years' housekeeping upon the wide ocean, far from all grocers, costermongers, doctors, bakers, and bankers.
One day he met a friend, a Fuller, and entreated him to come and live with him, saying that they should be far better neighbors and that their housekeeping expenses would be lessened.
Turveydrop, thus familiarized with the idea of his son's marriage, had worked up his parental feelings to the height of contemplating that event as being near at hand and had given his gracious consent to the young couple commencing housekeeping at the academy in Newman Street when they would.
"Some do; Aunt Jessie and her boys have capital talks, and I wish we could; but mother's so busy with her housekeeping, and father with his business, there never seems to be any time for that sort of thing; even if there was, it don't seem as if it would be easy to talk to them, because we've never got into the way of it, you know."
Antonia loved to help grandmother in the kitchen and to learn about cooking and housekeeping. She would stand beside her, watching her every movement.