What does keeping mean?

Definitions for keeping
ˈki pɪŋkeep·ing

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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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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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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. State Hillary Clinton:

    I am deeply relieved by Alan Gross’ safe return to the United States, and I support President Obama’s decision to change course on Cuba policy, while keeping the focus on our principal objective: supporting the aspirations of the Cuban people for freedom.

  2. Keri Gans:

    If you're someone who works from home and you find yourself wandering into the kitchen too many times, or if you keep visiting an office kitchen that's packed with snacks, here chewing a piece of gum may help, it's putting something in your mouth, it's keeping it busy, it has this great flavor in it, and you might be less likely to reach for food... or that piece of chocolate on your co-worker's desk.

  3. Bob Davies:

    We are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers, please join me in hoping for a speedy recovery for both individuals.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    ABC for Desi": American Born Confused Desi, Emigrated From Gujarat, House In Jersey, Keeping Lotsa Motels, Named Omkarnath Patel, Quickly Reaching Success Through Underhanded Vicious Ways, Xenophobic Yet Zestful.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    babylon often use betrayals to tear us apart and to turn us into enemies. So many today are not aware of this trap to keeping us enslaved.

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