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Meaning of KEEPING

Pronunciation:  'keeping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of keeping in your possession
  2. [n]  the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
  3. [n]  conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

KEEPING is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: guardianship, holding, retention, safekeeping
 See Also: abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity, custody, duty, hands, obligation, ownership, possession, responsibility, storage, withholding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Keep"ing\, n.
1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care;

         His happiness is in his own keeping.  --South.

2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have
   good keeping.

         The work of many hands, which earns my keeping.

3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these
   subjects are in keeping with each other.

4. (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different
   parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this
   painting is not in keeping.

{Keeping room}, a family sitting room. [New Eng. & Prov.

Syn: Care; guardianship; custody; possession.

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