Definition of housekeeping noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhaʊskiːpɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊskiːpɪŋ//
    [uncountable] Renting a home, Staying in a hotel
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  1. 1the work involved in taking care of a house, especially shopping and managing money My financial problems were made worse by my bad housekeeping. The company has made considerable savings through good housekeeping, such as avoiding wastage. See related entries: Renting a home
  2. 2the department in a hotel, a hospital, an office building, etc. that is responsible for cleaning the rooms, etc. Call housekeeping and ask them to bring us some clean towels. See related entries: Staying in a hotel
  3. 3(also housekeeping money especially in British English) the money used to buy food, cleaning materials and other things needed for taking care of a house See related entries: Renting a home
  4. 4jobs that are done to enable an organization or computer system to work well Most large companies now use computers for accounting and housekeeping operations.
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