Meaning of KEEP in English


vt to have habitually in stock for sale.

2. keep ·noun that which is kept in charge; a charge.

3. keep ·vi to be in session; as, school keeps to-day.

4. keep ·noun a cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

5. keep ·vi to take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

6. keep ·vt to care; to desire.

7. keep ·noun the act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

8. keep ·vt to attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.

9. keep ·vt to preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.

10. keep ·vt to have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.

11. keep ·noun the state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.

12. keep ·vi to reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

13. keep ·vi to last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.

14. keep ·noun the means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.

15. keep ·vt to preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.

xvi. keep ·vt to supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.

xvii. keep ·vt to have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, ·etc.

xviii. keep ·vt to cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.

xix. keep ·vt to observe duty, as a festival, ·etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.

xx. keep ·vt to record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, ·etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records, ·etc. ) in a book.

xxi. keep ·vt to maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.

xxii. keep ·vt to confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, ·etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent.

xxiii. keep ·vt to observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.

xxiv. keep ·vt to continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession.

xxv. keep ·vt to hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.

xxvi. keep ·noun that which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. ·see ·illust. of castle.

xxvii. keep ·vi to remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach.

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