someone in charge of other people
"am I my brother's keeper?"
custodian, keeper, stewardnoun
one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.
A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper. Hence: Anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual. Downing.
One who keeps.
Finders keepers; losers weepers.
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.
A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.
The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
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.
An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
one who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything
one who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners
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
one who remains or keeps in a place or position
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
a fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good 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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Keeper' in Nouns Frequency: #2169
The numerical value of Keeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Keeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Why is it magically, uniquely [ the United States ’ job ] ? We do n’t live next to Syria, we did n’t start the war, we are not Assad’s keeper, why, without any vote at the United Nations Security Council or without deliberation with allies, why should we take United Nations Security Council on ourselves ?
If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
I came legally to america to help the people, but here is what I witnessed as a black man. I see a system of entrapment for blacks which has been set in place for years and has been concretized and solidified in such ways with racism as the driving catalyst, and gate keeper. this makes it almost impossible for blacks to excel-so my reggae sings-no chains around my feet, but still I'm not free? can you imagine people building a system which enslaves them? define freedom in america!
What censorship accomplishes, creating an unreal and hypocritical mythology, fomenting an attraction for forbidden fruit, inhibiting the creative minds among us and fostering an illicit trade. Above all, it curtails the right of the individual, be he creator or consumer, to satisfy his intellect and his interest without harm. In our law-rooted society, we are not the keeper of our brother’s morals -- only of his rights.
Those who set out nobly to be their brother's keeper sometimes end up by becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
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- custodio, guardiánSpanish
- maalivahti, vartijaFinnish
- gardien de but, conservateure, arrêtoir, gâche, gardien, gardienne de but, conservateurFrench
- coimeádaí, maorIrish
- रखने वालेHindi
- キーパー, 番人Japanese
- сактоочу, күзөтчү, көзөмөлдөчүKyrgyz
- bewaarder, conservator, doelman, bewaker, houderDutch
- хранитель, охранник, сторож, хранительница, контргайка, стражникRussian
- väktare, vårdare, målvakt, spärrSwedish
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