keeping Definition

  • 1the act of continuing to have or hold something
  • 2the act of taking care of someone or something

Using keeping: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "keeping" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The keeping of pets is not allowed in the apartment complex.

  • Example

    The keeping of records is essential for any business.

  • Example

    She was put in the keeping of her grandparents after her parents died.

keeping Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for keeping

Phrases with keeping

  • in good condition or under good care


    The house has been in good keeping since the new owners moved in.

  • trying to match or surpass one's neighbors or peers in terms of material possessions or social status


    They bought a new car just to keep up with the Joneses.

  • to be kept safely and securely


    I put my passport in a safe deposit box for safe keeping.


Summary: keeping in Brief

The term 'keeping' [ˈkiːpɪŋ] refers to the act of holding or taking care of something or someone. It can refer to the maintenance of pets, records, or other items. Phrases like 'in good keeping' denote good care, while 'keeping up with the Joneses' means trying to match or surpass one's peers in terms of material possessions or social status.

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