Definitions for keeperˈki pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

keep•erˈki pər(n.)

  1. a person who guards or watches, as a prison warden.

  2. a guardian.

  3. a person who owns or operates a business:

    a hotelkeeper.

  4. a person responsible for the maintenance of something:

    a zookeeper.

  5. a person responsible for the preservation and conservation of something valuable, as a curator or game warden.

  6. a fish large enough to be caught and retained lawfully.

  7. a football play in which the quarterback runs with the ball.

    Category: Sport

  8. something that serves to hold in place, retain, etc.

Origin of keeper:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keeper(noun)

    someone in charge of other people

    "am I my brother's keeper?"

  2. custodian, keeper, steward(noun)

    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. keeper(noun)ˈki pər

    sb whose job is to take care of sth

    a zoo keeper

Wiktionary

  1. keeper(Noun)

    One who keeps.

    Finders keepers; losers weepers.

  2. keeper(Noun)

    A person or thing worth keeping.

    You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper.

  3. keeper(Noun)

    A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.

  4. keeper(Noun)

    The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.

  5. keeper(Noun)

    A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.

  6. keeper(Noun)

    An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keeper(noun)

    one who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything

  2. Keeper(noun)

    one who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners

  3. Keeper(noun)

    one who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc. ; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver

  4. Keeper(noun)

    one who remains or keeps in a place or position

  5. Keeper(noun)

    a ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap

  6. Keeper(noun)

    a fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper

Freebase

  1. Keeper

    Keeper is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2003. It was Peet's first novel and the first of three football stories featuring South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. Cast as an interview with Faustino, the world's best goalkeeper, El Gato, tells his life story. Peet won the Branford Boase Award, recognising the year's best debut novel for children. Walker's North American division Candlewick Press published the first U.S. edition in 2005. Danish and Hungarian-language translations were also published that year and followed by German, Italian, and Spanish-language editions.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Keeper

    A bar of soft iron used to connect the opposite poles of a horseshoe magnet or the opposite poles of two bar magnets placed side by side. It is designed to prevent loss of magnetism. The armature of a horseshoe magnet is generally used as its keeper. For bar magnets a keeper is used for each end, the magnets being laid side by side, with their poles in opposite direction but not touching, and a keeper laid across at each end connecting the opposite poles.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'keeper' in Nouns Frequency: #2169


Translations for keeper

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

keeper(noun)

a person who looks after something, eg animals in a zoo

The lion has killed its keeper.

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