Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

keep house

Definition of keep house

  1. :  to do the work that is needed to take care of a house <When I started living on my own I had no idea how to cook or keep house.>



Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: as

houseplay
  1. :  a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families :  home

    :  a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal

    :  a natural covering (as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  to provide with living quarters or shelter

    :  to store in a house

    :  to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up keep house? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!