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Meaning of keeper by Wiktionary Dictionary

keeper


    Etymology

    keep +‎ -er

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈkiːpə/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈkiːpɚ/
    • Rhymes: -iːpə( r )

    Noun

    keeper ( plural: keepers )

    1. One who keeps .
      Finders keepers; losers weepers .
    2. ( slang ) A person or thing worth keeping .
      You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper .
    3. A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard .
    4. ( sports ) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
    5. A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt .
    6. ( US football ) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped .


Explanation of keeper by Wordnet Dictionary

keeper


    Noun
    1. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

    2. someone in charge of other people

    3. am I my brother's keeper?


    Definition of keeper by GCIDE Dictionary

    keeper


    1. Keeper n.
      1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.

      2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.

      3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, “the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property;” hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.

      The Lord is thy keeper. Ps. cxxi. 6.

      4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.

      Discreet; chaste; keepers at home. Titus ii. 5.

      5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.

      6. A fruit that keeps well; as, “the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper”. Hence: Anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual. Downing.

      7. An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.

      Keeper of the forest ( O. Eng. Law ), an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest. -- Keeper of the great seal, a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor. [Eng.] -- Keeper of the King's conscience, the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic. [Eng.] -- Keeper of the privy seal ( styled also lord privy seal ), a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called clerk of the privy seal. [Eng.] -- Keeper of a magnet, a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also keeper.

    2. Keeper n.
      1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.

      2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.

      3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, “the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property;” hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.

      The Lord is thy keeper. Ps. cxxi. 6.

      4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.

      Discreet; chaste; keepers at home. Titus ii. 5.

      5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.

      6. A fruit that keeps well; as, “the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper”. Hence: Anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual. Downing.

      7. An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.

      Keeper of the forest ( O. Eng. Law ), an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest. -- Keeper of the great seal, a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor. [Eng.] -- Keeper of the King's conscience, the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic. [Eng.] -- Keeper of the privy seal ( styled also lord privy seal ), a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called clerk of the privy seal. [Eng.] -- Keeper of a magnet, a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also keeper.