keeping

noun
keep·​ing | \ ˈkē-piŋ How to pronounce keeping (audio) \

Definition of keeping

1 : conformity in keeping with good taste out of keeping with the decor
2 : the act of one that keeps: such as
c : a reserving or preserving for future use
3a : 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

Examples of keeping in a Sentence

put the house keys into a neighbor's secure keeping while they were on vacation my aunt has all of our family's old photographs in her keeping
Recent Examples on the Web Florida has recorded 12 attacks so far this year and about 900 since record-keeping began in the 1960s, according to Dr. Naylor. Eric Niiler, WSJ, 27 July 2022 Disposable incomes are on track for the second biggest fall since record keeping began in 1964, according to the Bank of England. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 18 July 2022 From May to June, the cost of dental services surged 1.9%, the biggest one-month increase since record-keeping began in 1995. Christoper Rugaber, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2022 The National Archives, which is in charge of government record-keeping, asked the Secret Service to investigate the possible erasure of the messages and report back within 30 days. BostonGlobe.com, 19 July 2022 The National Archives, which is in charge of government record-keeping, asked the Secret Service to investigate the possible erasure of the messages and report back within 30 days. Farnoush Amiri, USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 There’s a lot of secret-keeping, there is a lot of misdirection. Sean Deveney, Forbes, 24 June 2022 But in March 2022, home prices rose 20.6% year-over-year — which was the largest jump in 30 years of record-keeping, according to Joint Center for Housing Studies tabulations of CoStar and CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices data. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 22 June 2022 That March was the hottest month in India and Pakistan in 122 years of record-keeping, while rainfall was 60 to 70 percent below the norm, scientists say. New York Times, 14 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of keeping

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Keeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keeping. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for keeping

keeping

noun
keep·​ing | \ ˈkē-piŋ \

Kids Definition of keeping

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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