Definitions for keepingˈki pɪŋ

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

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  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

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  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.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. keeping(Noun)

    conformity or harmony.

    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.

  2. keeping(Noun)

    charge or care.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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