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. 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

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  1. keeping(Noun)

    conformity or harmony.

    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.

  2. keeping(Noun)

    charge or care.

Webster Dictionary

  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

How to pronounce keeping?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say keeping in sign language?

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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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some will buy things, which they don’t really need, with money they don’t have, for people they don’t actually care for. In the end however, they find their financial assets and, even more so, their corporeal capacity, completely undermined. ( “Keeping up with the Joneses” )

  2. Taylor Swift:

    Keeping up with the Kardashians.

  3. Kevin Maxwell:

    We don’t see a problem with instruction in most cases, we have kids who go to some of the finest colleges and institutions across the country. This is about checking boxes, sloppy record-keeping, not teaching and learning.

  4. Idris Elba:

    Were both good, mentally, just trying to stay optimistic. I hope you guys are, too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried and too panicked, take it from me, I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic, but thankfully I came through and you can, too.

  5. Sean Patrick Maloney:

    I care intensely about keeping this seat in the blue column.

Images & Illustrations of keeping

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