Definitions for keepingˈki pɪŋ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word keeping

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:


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


  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

Anagrams of keeping

  1. peeking

Translations for keeping

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


care or charge

The money had been given into his keeping.

Get even more translations for keeping »


Find a translation for the keeping definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these keeping definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"keeping." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for keeping?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for keeping: