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

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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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  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

How to pronounce keeping?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of keeping in a Sentence

  1. Purvi Raniga:

    Grief changes us forever. Rather than keeping that darkness in our heart, we have to learn to fill that place with beautiful memories forever.

  2. Lisa Kurtz:

    ( We've) worked with social scientists, civil rights activists, police officers, police commissioners, community organizations, a whole host of very smart folks, to put together this training, we focus on empowering officers to intervene in each other's actions that might cause harm to themselves, to other officers or to communities. It's another tool in keeping communities safe and officers safe.

  3. Richard Galanti:

    $ 30 million, $ 40 million a year on gross margin by keeping it at $ 4.99, that is what we do for a living.

  4. Martha Kroma:

    We were like soldiers, keeping our eyes on the unit and watching each other's backs - and we still do.

  5. Nelson Marconi:

    For us, this level of 3.80 (reais per dollar), around that, is more or less in the right place. The trouble is keeping it there.

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