(noun, verb)


1. conformity or harmony

- his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion

Definition categories: act, abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity

2. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

- he left his car in my keeping

Similar word(s): guardianship, safekeeping

Definition categories: act, duty, obligation, responsibility

3. the act of retaining something

Similar word(s): holding, retention

Definition categories: act, ownership, possession

Sentences with keeping as a noun:

- The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.

- The foreground of this painting is not in keeping.

- The cattle have good keeping.


1. present participle of keep