• IPA: /ˈkiːpɪŋ/


  1. conformity or harmony.
    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.
    The foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
  2. charge or care.
    • His happiness is in his own keeping.
  3. Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
    The cattle have good keeping.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, page 75 ↗:
      The work of many hands, which earns my keeping
  1. present participle of keep#English|keep

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