[hohm-mey-ker] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kər/
a person who manages the household of his or her own family, especially as a principal occupation.
a person employed to manage a household and do household chores for others, as for the sick or elderly.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person, esp a housewife, who manages a home
(US & Canadian) a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife
also home-maker, “woman considered as a domestic agent,” by 1861, American English, from home (n.) + agent noun from make (v.).
[hohm-mey-king] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kɪŋ/ noun 1. the establishment or management of a ; duties of a . adjective 2. of or relating to the management of a : homemaking tasks.
noun 1. a religious mission operating within the country or territories of the supporting church.
1. a combining form meaning “similar,” used in the formation of compound words: homeostatic. combining form 1. like or similar: homeomorphism word-forming element meaning “similar to,” Latinized from Greek homio-, from homoios “like, resembling, of the same kind,” related to or an expanded form of homos “one and the same,” from PIE *sem- “one, as […]
homeobox (hō’mē-ə-bŏks’) Any of various DNA sequences containing about 180 nucleotides that encode for corresponding sequences of usually 60 amino acids, called homeodomains, found in proteins that bind DNA and regulate gene transcription. Genes containing homeoboxes are found in all eukaryotic genomes and are associated with cell differentiation and bodily segmentation during embryologic development.