Definition of KEEPS

noun : KEEPS

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : KEEPS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes" ;

  • 3. (

    ) retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married" ;

  • 4. (

    ) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles" ;

  • 5. (

    ) conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract" ;

  • 6. (

    ) stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees" ;

  • 7. (

    ) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone" ;

  • 8. (

    ) maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes" ;

  • 9. (

    ) supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders" ;

  • 10. (

    ) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings" ;

  • 11. (

    ) supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep" ;

  • 13. (

    ) behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" ;

  • 14. (

    ) maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you" ;

  • 15. (

    ) raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees" ;

  • 17. (

    ) store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?" ;

  • 18. (

    ) have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator" ;

  • 19. (

    ) maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips" ;

  • 20. (

    ) hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school" ;

  • 22. (

    ) prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh" ;

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