keeping

  • 1 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 7 keeping in — index detention Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 keeping — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of one that keeps: as a. custody, maintenance b. observance c. a reserving or preserving for future use 2. a. the means by which something is kept ; support, provision b. the state of being kept or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 keeping — keep|ing [ kipıŋ ] noun uncount in/out of keeping with something in/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 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 keeping — noun the action or fact of keeping something. Phrases in someone s keeping in someone s care or custody. in (or out of) keeping with in (or out of) harmony or conformity with …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 keeping — See: IN KEEPING, OUT OF KEEPING …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 17 keeping — See: IN KEEPING, OUT OF KEEPING …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 18 keeping — See: in keeping, out of keeping …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 19 keeping — n. 1 custody, charge (in safe keeping). 2 agreement, harmony (esp.in or out of keeping) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 Keeping — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English