What is keeping?

  • (noun): The responsibility of a guardian or keeper.
    Example: "He left his car in my keeping"
    Synonyms: guardianship, safekeeping
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "keeping":

  • (noun): Conformity or harmony.
    Example: "His behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

Famous quotes containing the word keeping:

    In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 2:8,9.

    Most parents of adolescent girls have the goal of keeping their daughters safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents’ job is to protect, the daughter’s job is to explore.
    Mary Pipher (20th century)

    There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about colored women, and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before. So I’m for keeping the thing going while things are stirring; because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.
    Sojourner Truth (1797–1883)