keeping

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Noun[edit]

keeping (countable and uncountable, plural keepings)

  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.
    • South
      His happiness is in his own keeping.
  3. Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
    The cattle have good keeping.
    • Milton
      the work of many hands, which earns my keeping

Verb[edit]

keeping

  1. Present participle of keep.

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