from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One that keeps, especially.
- noun An attendant, a guard, or a warden.
- noun One that has the charge or care of something.
- noun Sports A goalkeeper.
- noun Football A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it.
- noun Informal One that is worth keeping, especially a fish large enough to be legally caught.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In cricket, a wicket-keeper or stumper.
- noun One who keeps, observes, or obeys.
- noun One who has the charge or keeping of anything; a caretaker; a custodian: often forming the second element of a compound: as, the keeper of the seals; a house keeper; a game keeper.
- noun One who maintains or carries on as proprietor; an owner or independent controller: as, a store keeper; an inn keeper.
- noun One who stays or abides.
- noun One who holds or maintains possession.
- noun That which keeps; something that serves as a guard or protection.
- noun A key which admits of being readily inserted and removed at pleasure to keep an object in its place.
- noun A loop on the end of a strap fitted with a bnckle, through which the other end is run after passing through the buckle; a small clasp.
- noun The box on a door-jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrndes when shot.
- noun A jamnut.
- noun A piece of soft iron placed in contact with the poles of a magnet when not in use, which tends, by induction, to maintain and even increase the power of the magnet; an armature.
- noun In the electromagnet of a dynamo, one of the lateral projections from the polar extremities to bring them just as near to the revolving armature as they can be without actually touching it.
- noun A reelkeeper.
- noun The mousing of a hook, which keeps it from being accidentally disengaged
- noun The gripper of the flint in a flint-lock gun.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
- noun One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
- noun One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything
- noun One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
- noun A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place
- noun The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot.
- noun A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger.
- noun A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.
- noun A fruit that keeps well.
- noun An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.
- noun (O. Eng. Law) an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest.
- noun [Eng.] a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor.
- noun [Eng.] the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic.
- noun [Eng.] a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called
clerk of the privy seal.
- noun a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also
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- noun One who
- noun slang A person or thing worth keeping.
- noun A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a
custodian, a guard. Short form of gamekeeper(Wikipedia).
- noun sports The player charged with guarding a
goalor wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
- noun A part of a
mechanismthat catchesor retainsanother part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
- noun American football An offensive
playin which the quarterbackruns toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone in charge of other people
- noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
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