Origin of keeper
Synonyms for keeper
Related Words for keeperdefender, attendant, caretaker, curator, custodian, lookout, sentry, superintendent, jailer, archivist, steward, guard, warden, conservator, sentinel, supervisor, protector, overseer
Examples from the Web for keeper
Contemporary Examples of keeper
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
“The state has been trying to lay its hands on them for years,” one keeper of a 700 book-strong library told the paper.The Lost Libraries of the Sahara
September 11, 2014
In a lot of ways, that's what My Brother's Keeper is all about, and why it's so important.
Some black women, in the face of My Brother's Keeper, felt left out.
The International Olympic Committee is the keeper of the Olympic flame, and has immense power over national Olympic committees.Why Won’t IOC Push Saudi Arabia on Women for Olympic Games?
February 20, 2012
Historical Examples of keeper
I know very well that I'm my brother's keeper, but I can't tell where he is.'Weighed and Wanting
Woe to him who is not the keeper of his own conscience—the supporter of his own resolution!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
The keeper of the rendezvous received us gladly, and we shipped immediately.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
But my brother is quite too often a keeper of mine—of mine own choice authors.
Just inside the gate he found the little room where the keeper had stayed.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.