from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of keeping safe or the state of being kept safe; protection.

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  • n. the act of keeping something safe; protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
  • n. the storage of assets in a protected area
  • n. the responsibility of a guardian
  • n. not returning checks; a system wherein banks keep checks (cheques) that people write, rather than returning them to the account holder with their monthly statement.


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  • And as long as I am writing I am in safekeeping, then I have some idea of how life could go on, and when I get to the end of a text I don't know it anymore.

    Herta Müller - Interview

  • University of Michigan goalie Al Montoya has a reputation as a big-game performer, and he has a gold medal in safekeeping as supporting evidence. - Americans could go high

  • Mr. Johnson's suit says he begged prison officials to move him to a unit called safekeeping, where white and Hispanic homosexuals, former gang members and convicted police officers lived.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • To the west, to the south, he offered up her name for safekeeping.

    Second Glance

  • His driver, however, had possession of those remains and had been holding them in safekeeping awaiting directions from authorities.

    Morgan, Burke H.

  • It was a letter that his mother, Esther, read, but she kept it folded in safekeeping for over 25 years until recently.

    Bennefeld, Steven H.

  • Now they are in safekeeping at Ottawa for every one of us to consult and for those who follow us.

    Folk Songs of French Canada

  • (XTS), which provides long-term safekeeping of reproductive cells and is the parent company of Xytex Cord Blood Bank; and Xytex Research, which works to improve reproductive tissue technologies.


  • He waylays my son on his journey to London, dismisses the men from Wales who were loyal to him and to me, arrests my brother Anthony, my son Richard Grey, and our cousin Thomas Vaughan, and takes Edward into his so-called safekeeping.

    The White Queen

  • EDS protects our clients 'data and we hold their core intellectual capital and digital assets in safekeeping.

    After September 11, Trust in Each Other and Hope for Tomorrow


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