What does the word housekeeping mean?

Usage examples for housekeeping

  1. Meanwhile as they walked she talked of flowers, of housekeeping; she discussed Marguerite's coming ball and Dent's brilliant graduation. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  2. The powerful Junker- for so it was that he ever spoke and thought of my elder brother- had it seemed, released the lamb, and he himself was now in a state of life in which he might right well set up housekeeping. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. I must go to my housekeeping. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards