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Definition of "keeping" []

  • The act of holding, guarding, or supporting. (noun)
  • Custody; care. See Synonyms at care. (noun)
  • Harmony; conformity: "A facade had been added, in perfect keeping with [the] original architecture” ( Nancy Holmes). (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 "keeping" in a sentence
  • "Having made his name keeping surveyors alive, he began to ride with the new ranging companies, who were often the same people who went out to guard surveying teams."
  • "Darwyn Cooke was there at first to help design things, then Cam Stewart did a marvelous job on the title keeping up with Cooke's style."
  • "The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (nee Jones) is a classic partly because of the author's superb writing and intimate knowledge of the monied class (the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses" was reportedly first used to describe the wealthy family of her father)."