housekeepingmedical dictionary

1. The state of being occupying a dwelling house as a householder.

2. Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.

3. Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions. "Tell me, softly and hastly, what's in the pantry? Small housekeeping enough, said Phoebe." (Sir W. Scott)

(01 Mar 1998)