browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
housekeeper

more about housekeeper

housekeeper


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Housekeeper  \House"keep`er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  occupies  a  house  with  his  family;  a  householder; 
  the  master  or  mistress  of  a  family.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  One  who  does  or  oversees,  the  work  of  keeping  house;  as 
  his  wife  is  a  good  housekeeper;  often  a  woman  hired  to 
  superintend  the  servants  of  a  household  and  manage  the 
  ordinary  domestic  affairs. 
 
  3.  One  who  exercises  hospitality,  or  has  a  plentiful  and 
  hospitable  household.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  4.  One  who  keeps  or  stays  much  at  home.  [R.] 
 
  You  are  manifest  housekeeper.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  house  dog.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  housekeeper 
  n  1:  a  wife  who  keeps  house  while  her  husband  earns  the  family 
  income  [syn:  {housewife},  {lady  of  the  house},  {woman  of 
  the  house}] 
  2:  a  servant  who  is  employed  to  perform  domestic  task  in  a 
  household 




more about housekeeper