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View synonyms for keeping

keeping

[ kee-ping ]

noun

  1. agreement or conformity in things or elements associated together:

    His actions are not in keeping with his words.

    Synonyms: harmony, congruity, consistency

  2. the act of a person or thing that keeps; observance, custody, or care.

    Synonyms: guardianship, charge, protection

  3. maintenance or keep.
  4. holding, reserving, or retaining.


keeping

/ ˈkiːpɪŋ /

noun

  1. conformity or harmony (esp in the phrases in or out of keeping )
  2. charge or care

    valuables in the keeping of a bank



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Word History and Origins

Origin of keeping1

First recorded in 1250–1300, keeping is from the Middle English word keping. See keep, -ing 1

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Synonym Study

See custody.

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Example Sentences

So far, this is all in keeping with Captain America’s image and legacy.

From Vox

Other vaccines in the pipeline might not require two doses, but the record keeping for those would work the same way.

From Fortune

We make resolutions that we stand little chance of keeping, jotting down goals that life’s circumstances will promptly render obsolete.

From Quartz

Administrators scrambled to keep the hospital operational — cancelling non-urgent appointments, reverting to pen-and-paper record keeping and rerouting some critical care patients to nearby hospitals.

From Fortune

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping travel demand at about 40% of last year’s levels, the airline says it has 20% more employees than it needs — at an expected cost next year of $1 billion.

From Fortune

Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.

With Vice, that was an example of you keeping yourself interested too, right?

These were brilliant writers who were really great at keeping it to jokes.

The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.

Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.

Most of my observations are in keeping with Skutch's detailed report of the species in Central America.

It is the will directing the activity of the intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.

She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.

Attention is the Will directing the Intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.

Attention is directing the intellect into some particular channel and keeping‌ it there.

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