keeping

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noun keep·ing \ˈkē-piŋ\

Definition of keeping

  1. 1 :  the act of one that keeps: such asa :  custody, maintenanceb :  observancec :  a reserving or preserving for future use

  2. 2a :  the means by which something is kept :  support, provisionb :  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



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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