Definition of keeping in English:
The action or fact of owning, maintaining, or protecting something: the keeping of dogs [in combination]: careful record-keeping is needed
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- He's given some to his most trusted companions for safe keeping, transferred some to more secret and more protected hiding places.
- Accurate daily record keeping is useful for both your health care team and family to assist you with managing your diabetes.
- Partnership law and partnership record keeping can be difficult to follow and understand.
in someone's keeping
- In someone’s care or custody: in their keeping were some of the oldest songs of the tribeMore example sentences
- He was kind to animals and ensured quality care for them while they were in his keeping.
- Northern Ireland were the last winners of this sadly defunct competition and the elaborate silver cup is in their keeping.
- I'm sure that two slightly dodgy copies of eighteenth-century portraits and casts of busts of Sir Walter and Napoleon would be quite safe in my keeping.
in (or out of) keeping with
- In (or out of) harmony or conformity with: the cuisine is in keeping with the hotel’s Edwardian characterMore example sentences
- This is a noble sentiment and entirely in keeping with the true spirit of the Olympics.
- The bridge is an eyesore and is totally out of keeping with the natural beauty and harmony of the river valley.
- As with other settlement bills, its format is in keeping with what has gone before.