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Keeping meaning

keeping - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Keep
  2. 2. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
  3. 3. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.
  4. 4. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other.
  5. 5. Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
  6. 6. Custody; due proportion; harmony.

keeping - examples of usage

  1. Did he know a little of book- keeping? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Just keeping still saved me. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. And the keeping of that rule is possible only in so far as we love others. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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