What does Keeping mean?

Definitions for Keeping
ˈki pɪŋKeep·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Keeping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keepingnoun

    conformity or harmony

    "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

  2. guardianship, keeping, safekeepingnoun

    the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

    "he left his car in my keeping"

  3. retention, keeping, holdingnoun

    the act of retaining something


  1. Keepingnoun

    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.


  1. keepingnoun

    conformity or harmony.

    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.

  2. keepingnoun

    charge or care.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keeping

    of Keep

  2. Keepingnoun

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

  3. Keepingnoun

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

  4. Keepingnoun

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

  5. Keepingnoun

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

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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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  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

Examples of Keeping in a Sentence

  1. Christina Pagel:

    Every other high income country is doing at least one of three things... they are either vaccinating adolescents, or they're keeping in mitigation( measures) in schools such as masks and social distancing, isolation and( investing in) ventilation, or they're keeping community transmission low... most of them are doing two of those things. We're not doing any of them.

  2. Keri Althoff:

    Wastewater surveillance is an incredible advancement in how we can monitor SARS-CoV-2 and what it's doing in the population without needing, really, any input from people, keeping our eye on wastewater surveillance is an important tool to understand where the virus is going and if it's increasing in terms of infection.

  3. Kaleen Lugo:

    When you feel good, you play good, when you play good, it’s all good. They know that comes from so much more than just keeping your body in peak shape and condition.

  4. Donald Trump:

    There is no hollowing out, these numbers that people are throwing around are just false. They're wrong. We're keeping the organization fully staffed.

  5. Thad Ide:

    We want to protect players as best we can, it's a way of keeping your players healthy. You can keep your star player healthy, and keep your star player playing more.

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