Keeping
Keeping Keep"ing, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster]

His happiness is in his own keeping. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913 Webster]

The work of many hands, which earns my keeping. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other; his levity is not in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Care; guardianship; custody; possession. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Keeping — is a surname, and may refer to:* Charles Keeping (1924 1988), British illustrator, children s book author and lithographer * Frank Keeping (19th century), British racing cyclist * Jeff Keeping (born 1982), Canadian Football League defensive… …   Wikipedia

  • keeping — UK US /ˈkiːpɪŋ/ noun [U] ► the act of keeping or protecting something: »The keeping of accurate records relating to staff absence is absolutely essential. → See also BOOKKEEPING(Cf. ↑bookkeeping), RECORD KEEPING(Cf. ↑record keeping) …   Financial and business terms

  • keeping — ► NOUN ▪ the action of keeping something. ● in (or out of) keeping with Cf. ↑out of keeping with …   English terms dictionary

  • keeping — [kēp′iŋ] n. 1. observance (of a rule, holiday, promise, etc.) 2. care; custody; charge 3. maintenance or means of maintenance; keep 4. the condition in which something is kept 5. reservation for future use; preservation in keeping with in… …   English World dictionary

  • keeping — index administration, charge (custody), compliance, conservation, constraint (imprisonment), control ( …   Law dictionary

  • keeping — /ˈkipɪŋ / (say keeping) noun 1. the act of someone or something that keeps; observance, custody, or care: the keeping of community rituals; the keeping of a tidy garden. 2. Mechanics any of various devices for holding something in position. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • keeping — n. care 1) in keeping (in safe keeping) conformity 2) in keeping with (in keeping with regulations) 3) out of keeping with * * * [ kiːpɪŋ] out of keepingwith [ care ] in keeping (in safe keeping) [ conformity ] in keeping with (in keeping with… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • keeping — keep|ing [ˈki:pıŋ] n 1.) in keeping (with sth) matching something or suitable in a particular situation ▪ In keeping with tradition, everyone wore black. 2.) out of keeping (with sth) not matching something or not suitable in a particular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • keeping — noun (U) 1 in sb s keeping being looked after or guarded by someone 2 in safe keeping being carefully guarded somewhere 3 in keeping/out of keeping (with sth) suitable or not suitable for a particular occasion or purpose: Please ensure your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • keeping — UK [ˈkiːpɪŋ] / US [ˈkɪpɪŋ] noun in keeping/out of keeping with something in the same manner or style/not in the same manner or style as something else a custom in keeping with tradition buildings that are out of keeping with their surroundings in …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”