Definition of keeper
2 : any of various devices for keeping something in position
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 : goalkeeper
5 : an offensive football play in which the quarterback runs with the ball
Examples of keeper in a Sentence
Hold on to that boyfriend of yours—he's a keeper!
how should I know where she is? I'm not her keeper
First Known Use of keeper
KEEPER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of keeper for Students
: a person who watches, guards, or takes care of something
Legal Definition of keeper
: 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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