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  • IPA(key): /ˈkiːpɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -iːpɪŋ

Noun edit

keeping (countable and uncountable, plural keepings)

  1. Conformity or harmony.
    The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.
    The foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
  2. Charge or care.
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, 6th edition, volumes (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, →OCLC:
      His happiness is in his own keeping.
  3. Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
    The cattle have good keeping.

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  1. present participle and gerund of keep

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