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1a person who manages or looks after something or someone:I would not stop him—I’m his wife, not his keeper a guard at a prison or a museum. 2 [with adjective] a food or drink that remains in a specified condition if stored:hazelnuts are good keepers 3a fish large enough to be kept when caught. informal a person or thing that is valuable and to be cherished:this disc is a keeper and one that belongs on every serious DVD collector’s shelf if he’s a good communicator and a great listener, he’s a keeper 4an object that keeps another in place, or protects something more fragile or valuable, in particular. a ring worn to keep a more valuable one on the finger. a bar of soft iron placed across the poles of a horseshoe magnet to maintain its strength. 5 Football a play in which the quarterback runs with the ball instead of handing it off or passing it.