a.1.Staying at home; not gadding.
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
- Shak.
n.1.A staying at home.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
She had in fact had a glimpse of the Venetian world in its gossiping, home-keeping, parsimonious, professional walks; for I observed for the first time that she had acquired by contact something of the trick of the familiar, soft-sounding, almost infantile speech of the place.
The home-keeping wit, on the other hand, is that continence or content which finds all the elements of life in its own soil; and which has its own perils of monotony and deterioration, if not stimulated by foreign infusions.
It is more important for residents to park close to their homes for reasons of convenience and the practicalities of home-keeping than for shopkeepers to avoid getting cold and wet walking from where they park their cars.