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Definitions of keeper

  1. someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who guards, maintains, takes care of, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. One who keeps; warden. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. He who or that which keeps; one who holds or has possession of anything; one who retains in custody; one who has the care of a park or other inclosure; one who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything. Keeper of the Great Seal, the officer entrusted with the Queen's great seal; the lord chancellor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One who or that which keeps. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for keeper

  1. Lowrie got sort of excited, lost his nerve, and when the hotel keeper come upstairs, Lowrie thought it was Sinclair, and he didn't wait. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  2. He did look the last person on earth to be a hotel- keeper – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
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