from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of holding, guarding, or supporting.
- n. Custody; care. See Synonyms at care.
- n. Harmony; conformity: "A facade had been added, in perfect keeping with [the] original architecture” ( Nancy Holmes).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. conformity or harmony.
- n. charge or care.
- v. Present participle of keep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
- n. Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
- n. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency.
- n. Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Care; custody; charge.
- n. Guardian care; guard; watch.
- n. Maintenance; support; subsistence; feed; fodder: as, the cattle have good keeping.
- n. Just proportion; conformity; congruity; consistency; harmony: as, his words are not in keeping with his deeds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of retaining something
- n. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
- n. conformity or harmony
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