keeping

Primary Meanings of keeping

1.
n
the act of retaining something
2.
n
conformity or harmony
Full Definitions of keeping
1

n the act of retaining something

Synonyms:
holding, retention
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

n the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

“he left his car in my keeping
Synonyms:
guardianship, safekeeping
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
2

n conformity or harmony

“his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion”
Type of:
abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity
acting according to certain accepted standards

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