Definition of Houseclean

1. Verb. Clean and tidy up the house. "She housecleans every week"

Exact synonyms: Clean, Clean House
Generic synonyms: Clean Up, Neaten, Square Away, Straighten, Straighten Out, Tidy, Tidy Up
Related verbs: Clean, Clean, Make Clean
Specialized synonyms: G.i., Gi, Spring-clean
Derivative terms: Cleaner, Cleaning, Housecleaning



Definition of Houseclean

1. Verb. (intransitive) To clean the interior and furnishings of a residence. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To make major reforms; to clean house. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To clean the interior and residential furnishings of. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To rid of undesirable personnel and procedures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Houseclean

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houseclean

housebuilder
housebuilders
housebuilding
housebuyer
housebuyers
housebuying
housecall
housecalls
housecar
housecare
housecarl
housecarls
housecars
housecat
housecats
houseclean (current term)
housecleaned
housecleaner
housecleaners
housecleaning
housecleanings
housecleans
housecoat
housecoats
housecraft
housed
housedog
housedoor
housedoors
housedress

Literary usage of Houseclean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Woful History of the Unfortunate Eudoxia: First Consort of the Czar by Carl Theodor von Unlanski, John Kortz, K. F. W. Fleischer (1816)
"CINCINNATI'S MOST IMPORTANT LANDMARK TO BE GIVEN FIRST ANNUAL houseclean- INC BY FIFTY YOUNG CITIZENS. Fifty members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, ..."

2. How to Syndicate Manuscripts: In the Day's Work and Play of the Women and by Felix John Koch (1922)
"CINCINNATI'S MOST IMPORTANT LANDMARK TO BE GIVEN FIRST ANNUAL houseclean- ING BY FIFTY YOUNG CITIZENS. Fifty members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"Another summer "wrinkle" is houseclean- ing. Stock during July and August is apt to be at its lowest, transient trade will be slow, and the assistants will ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1893)
"... though he wa* employed for several years, two days and more each week, at jobs of houseclean- ing and the like, and in otherwise assisting the regular ..."

5. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"... of all injured organs, and throughout life is the constantly active method of houseclean- ing which keeps the machinery in order. Death. ..."

6. The New City Government: A Discussion of Municipal Administration Based on a by Henry Jaromir Bruère, William Sheperdson (1913)
""City houseclean- ing" days are a right step in this direction. Most of the cities studied are not yet free from the troublesome privy vault which requires ..."

7. Peace in Friendship Village by Zona Gale (1919)
"I'd been down there often enough to see my washwoman, or dicker for a load of wood, or buy new garden truck, or get somebody to houseclean, but I didn't ..."

8. The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2001)
"... set to work to houseclean her heart. She found very little to do. She was numb and totally without feeling. The little painful constriction in her chest ..."

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