Keeper Keep"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything. [1913 Webster]

2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners. [1913 Webster]

3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver. [1913 Webster]

The Lord is thy keeper. --Ps. cxxi. 6. [1913 Webster]

4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position. [1913 Webster]

Discreet; chaste; keepers at home. --Titus ii. 5. [1913 Webster]

5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap. [1913 Webster]

6. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper. Hence: Anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual. -- Downing. [1913 Webster +PJC]

7. 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. [PJC]

{Keeper of the forest} (O. Eng. Law), an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest.

{Keeper of the great seal}, a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor. [Eng.]

{Keeper of the King's conscience}, the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic. [Eng.]

{Keeper of the privy seal} (styled also {lord privy seal}), 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}. [Eng.]

{Keeper of a magnet}, a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also {keeper}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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