keeper

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noun keep·er \ˈkē-pər\

Definition of keeper

  1. 1 :  one that keeps: such asa :  protectorb :  gamekeeperc :  wardend :  custodiane chiefly British :  curator

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

  3. 3a :  one suitable for or worth keeping: such 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 keeperb :  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 in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

keeper

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noun keep·er \ˈkē-pər\

Definition of keeper for English Language Learners

  • : 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


KEEPER Defined for Kids

keeper

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noun keep·er \ˈkē-pər\

Definition of keeper for Students

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


Law Dictionary

keeper

noun keep·er

Legal Definition of keeper

  1. :  one that takes care of and often is legally responsible for something a dog's keeper a keeper of the property



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