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. Rand Paul:

    I'm keeping an open mind and we'll follow the process.

  2. Kampala Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire:

    The military is not allowing people to go in. They are just reading whatever results that they want. This election was just rigged in such a blatant way, it is a sign of intimidation of the regime, but also they are very scared of the people. They lost this election in a very bad way. Bobi Wine is such a uniting factor, so they fear that the people might rise up, so that is why they are keeping him under a kind of house arrest. Bobi Wine is illegal and unconstitutional.

  3. Unknown:

    A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

  4. Greg Cribbs:

    The captain had his hands full for a while there. Kudos to him for keeping us safe. Not easy to maneuver a boat in 150-mph winds!

  5. Richard Branson:

    There are so many great ideas out there, we are keeping our ears open and looking to meeting these wonderful people.

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