Definitions for keepingˈki pɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

keep•ingˈki pɪŋ(n.)

  1. agreement or conformity in things or elements associated together:

    actions in keeping with one's words.

  2. the act of a person or thing that keeps; observance, custody, or care.

  3. maintenance or keep.

Origin of keeping:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keeping(noun)

    conformity or harmony

    "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

  2. guardianship, keeping, safekeeping(noun)

    the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

    "he left his car in my keeping"

  3. retention, keeping, holding(noun)

    the act of retaining something

Wiktionary

  1. keeping(Noun)

    conformity or harmony.

    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.

  2. keeping(Noun)

    charge or care.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keeping

    of Keep

  2. Keeping(noun)

    a holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation

  3. Keeping(noun)

    maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping

  4. Keeping(noun)

    conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other

  5. Keeping(noun)

    harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'keeping' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1794

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'keeping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1381


Translations for keeping

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

keeping(noun)

care or charge

The money had been given into his keeping.

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