House"keep`ing, n.

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.

[Obs.]

Tell me, softly and hastly, what's in the pantry? Small housekeeping enough, said Phebe. Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.


House"keep`ing, a.

Domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities.

 

© Webster 1913.

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