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keeping

noun

Definition of KEEPING

1
:  the act of one that keeps: as
a :  custody, maintenance
b :  observance
c :  a reserving or preserving for future use
2
a :  the means by which something is kept :  support, provision
b :  the state of being kept or the condition in which something is kept <the house is in good keeping>
3
:  conformity <in keeping with good taste> <out of keeping with the decor>
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Examples of KEEPING

  1. <put the house keys into a neighbor's secure keeping while they were on vacation>
  2. <my aunt has all of our family's old photographs in her keeping>

First Known Use of KEEPING

14th century

Rhymes with KEEPING

KEEPING Defined for Kids

keeping

noun keep·ing \ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of KEEPING for Kids

1
:  watchful attention :  care <The money was left in her keeping.>
2
:  a proper or fitting relationship :  harmony <He wrote a report in keeping with the facts.>

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