House·keep·ing, a. Domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities.
1. The state of 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 hastily, what's in the pantry?
Small housekeeping enough, said Phœbe. --Sir W. Scott.
n : the work of cleaning and running a house [syn: housework]