keeping

Definitions of keeping
  1. noun
    the act of retaining something
    synonyms: holding, retention
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    types:
    withholding
    the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control
    storage
    the act of storing something
    filing
    preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.
    type of:
    ownership, possession
    the act of having and controlling property
  2. noun
    the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    “he left his car in my keeping
    synonyms: guardianship, safekeeping
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    types:
    custody, hands
    (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    type of:
    duty, obligation, responsibility
    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
  3. noun
    conformity or harmony
    “his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion”
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    type of:
    abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity
    acting according to certain accepted standards
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