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keeper

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noun keep·er \ˈkē-pər\

Simple Definition of keeper

  • : a person whose job is to guard or take care of something or someone

  • : something or someone that is worth keeping : something or someone that is good, valuable, etc.

  • American football : a play in which the quarterback runs with the ball

Full Definition of keeper

  1. 1 :  one that keeps: as a :  protector b :  gamekeeper c :  warden d :  custodian e chiefly British :  curator

  2. 2 :  any of various devices for keeping something in position

  3. 3 a :  one suitable for or worth keeping: as (1) :  a fruit or vegetable that keeps well (2) :  a fish large enough to be legally caught and kept (3) :  one having genuine or lasting merit <their new album is a keeper> b :  a domestic animal considered with respect to how easy it is to care for <an easy keeper>

  4. 4 :  goalkeeper

  5. 5 :  an offensive football play in which the quarterback runs with the ball

Examples of keeper

  1. Hold on to that boyfriend of yours—he's a keeper!

  2. <how should I know where she is? I'm not her keeper>



14th Century

First Known Use of keeper

14th century



KEEPER Defined for Kids

keeper

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noun keep·er \ˈkē-pər\

Definition of keeper

  1. :  a person who watches, guards, or takes care of something





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