WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
keep•ing /ˈkipɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. in keeping with, in agreement with things that are usually associated together or connected:Her actions were not in keeping with her words.
  2. the act of a person or thing that keeps;
    observance, custody, or care:We put the jewels in your keeping.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
keep•ing  (kēping),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. agreement or conformity in things or elements associated together:His actions are not in keeping with his words.
  2. the act of a person or thing that keeps;
    observance, custody, or care.
  3. maintenance or keep.
  4. holding, reserving, or retaining.
  • Middle English keping. See keep, -ing1 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged consistency, congruity, harmony.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged protection, charge, guardianship. See  custody. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

keeping /ˈkiːpɪŋ/ n
  1. conformity or harmony (esp in the phrases in or out of keeping)
  2. charge or care: valuables in the keeping of a bank



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