What does keeper mean?

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ˈki pərkeep·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keepernoun

    someone in charge of other people

    "am I my brother's keeper?"

  2. custodian, keeper, stewardnoun

    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals


  1. Keepernoun

    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.

  2. Keepernoun

    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.


  1. keepernoun

    One who keeps.

    Finders keepers; losers weepers.

  2. keepernoun

    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.

  3. keepernoun

    A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.

  4. keepernoun

    The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.

  5. keepernoun

    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.

  6. keepernoun

    An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keepernoun

    one who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything

  2. Keepernoun

    one who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners

  3. Keepernoun

    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

  4. Keepernoun

    one who remains or keeps in a place or position

  5. Keepernoun

    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

  6. Keepernoun

    a fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper


  1. 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

  1. Keeper

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'keeper' in Nouns Frequency: #2169

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of keeper in a Sentence

  1. Marlon Brando:

    If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.

  2. Wayne Rooney:

    I spotted the' keeper maybe a couple minutes before we scored and I'd seen that he was quite high, i knew if the ball fell to me near the halfway line, then the opportunity would be there for me to shoot it.

  3. Judith Crist:

    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.

  4. Cedric Burgher:

    We like the Gulf of Mexico (properties) we think it's a keeper; great free cash flow, great assets.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.

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    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
    • A. elusive
    • B. extroversive
    • C. contagious
    • D. soft-witted

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