from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of holding, guarding, maintaining, or supporting.
  • noun Custody; care: synonym: care.
  • noun Harmony; conformity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Care; custody; charge.
  • noun Guardian care; guard; watch.
  • noun Maintenance; support; subsistence; feed; fodder: as, the cattle have good keeping.
  • noun Just proportion; conformity; congruity; consistency; harmony: as, his words are not in keeping with his deeds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
  • noun Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
  • noun Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency.
  • noun (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art.
  • noun [New Eng. & Prov. Eng.] a family sitting room.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun conformity or harmony.
  • noun charge or care.
  • verb Present participle of keep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of retaining something
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
  • noun conformity or harmony


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