Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; secure guardianship.

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

  • noun The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; care; custody.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of safekeeping.

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

  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

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Examples

  • But if you thought having all your photos under the Disney umbrella meant they were in safe-keeping then think again.

    2009 August « Squash

  • There comes a moment, late in The Emerald Atlas, when its 14-year-old heroine Kate – having gone back in time, where she caught an emotional glimpse of her long-lost mother and left behind a magical book for safe-keeping before returning to swim through an underground cavern with a group of dwarves – is confronted by the terrifying Secretary, henchman to the Countess, an evil witch.

    The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens – review

  • He spoke of cloak-and-dagger negotiations with ex-Nazis thugs to buy sacred scrolls looted from synagogues; of digging up Torahs buried for decades for safe-keeping; of tracking down elderly priests and illiterate peasants who had hidden Torahs.

    Alan Elsner: How We Sugarcoat The Holocaust

  • And for safe-keeping, turned on my reading lamp, reached for pencil and paper, and wrote it down:

    February « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • He broke into Stuckey's home for clues about how to read it, which led the whole crew back to Deion, who held on to the map for safe-keeping until they could figure it out.

    Castle Episode Recap: "Under the Gun"

  • He spoke of cloak-and-dagger negotiations with ex-Nazis thugs to buy sacred scrolls looted from synagogues; of digging up Torahs buried for decades for safe-keeping; of tracking down elderly priests and illiterate peasants who had hidden Torahs.

    Alan Elsner: How We Sugarcoat The Holocaust

  • But if you thought having all your photos under the Disney umbrella meant they were in safe-keeping then think again.

    Disney pops BubbleShare « Squash

  • Go Takayama for The Wall Street Journal Salvaged historical swords Many of the most significant artifacts—including the swords and a set of historic diaries—have been handed over to other museums for restoration and safe-keeping.

    Curator Tries to Save Stricken City's History

  • Late in 1979, once the finds had been analysed and photographed, they were handed over to the National Museum in Kabul for safe-keeping.

    The hill of gold

  • And for safe-keeping, turned on my reading lamp, reached for pencil and paper, and wrote it down:

    norbert blei | night notes « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

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