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keeping

noun

Definition of keeping

  1. 1 :  the act of one that keeps: as a :  custody, maintenance b :  observance c :  a reserving or preserving for future use

  2. 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. 3 :  conformity <in keeping with good taste> <out of keeping with the decor>



Examples of keeping in a sentence

  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>



14th Century

First Known Use of keeping

14th century

Rhymes with keeping



KEEPING Defined for Kids

keeping

noun keep·ing \ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of keeping for Students

  1. 1 :  watchful attention :  care <The money was left in her keeping.>

  2. 2 :  a proper or fitting relationship :  harmony <He wrote a report in keeping with the facts.>





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