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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 27
1. The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.
2. The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.
3. The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.
4. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. 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.
2. To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
4. To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
5. To be in session; as, school keeps to- day.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To care; to desire.
2. 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.
4. To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of.
6. To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.
8. To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter ( as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.
10. To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.
12. To have habitually in stock for sale.
13. 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.
15. 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.
16. To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast.
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