- Conformity or harmony.
- The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.
- The foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
- Charge or care.
- Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
- The cattle have good keeping.
- 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], →OCLC, page 75:
- The work of many hands, which earns my keeping
charge or care
maintenance; support; provision