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Keeper meaning

keeper - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
  2. 2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
  3. 3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc. ; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.
  4. 4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
  5. 5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: ( a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. ( b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. ( c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.
  6. 6. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.
  7. 7. One who keeps; warden.

keeper - examples of usage

  1. At length, by certain signs and words, the keeper explained to the mother what was wanted. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. The animal now seeing his friend in safety, suffered his keeper to approach and lead him away. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. " Very good, Sir," answered the Second, and sung out to the time- keeper to bring up a couple of lamps. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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