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Definition of "keeper" []

  • One that keeps, especially: (noun)
  • An attendant, a guard, or a warden. (noun)
  • One that has the charge or care of something: a lion keeper; the keeper of the budget. (noun)
  • Sports A goalkeeper. (noun)
  • Football A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "keeper" in a sentence
  • "Selden says Al Sameri means “keeper,” and that Aaron was so called, because he was the _keeper_ or “guardian of the people.”"
  • "If you go in our stores, you'll see that the product is in what we call keeper boxes."
  • "A brief glance at my keeper shelf doesn't give me many ideas for recs, being the impossible-to-please gal that I am - but if you haven't already, I'd urge you to read The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe - the rest of the series (so far) wasn't in "keeper" territory for me, but the first installment is nothing short of enchanting."