What does keeping mean?

Definitions for keepingˈki pɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

GCIDE

  1. Keeping(n.)

    Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other; his levity is not in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion.

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pablo Picasso:

    Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Why don't you focus more on keeping weapons out of the hands of Islamic terrorists and less on keeping weapons out of the hands of law-abiding Americans ?

  3. Chaplain Modder:

    They told my son that ‘you can be proud of your father because he’s keeping the faith,’ the whole command knows that Chaplain Modder is keeping the faith.

  4. Washington Irving:

    An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

  5. Arab Proverb:

    A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

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