kept, past tense; kept, past participle; keeping, present participle; keeps, 3rd person singular present;
Have or retain possession of
my father would keep the best for himself
she had trouble keeping her balance
Retain or reserve for use in the future
return one copy to me, keeping the other for your files
Put or store in a regular place
the stand where her umbrella was kept
Retain one's place in or on (a seat or saddle, the ground, etc.) against opposition or difficulty
are you able to keep your saddle?
Delay or detain; cause to be late
I won't keep you; I know you've got a busy evening
Continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position, course, etc
she could have had some boyfriend she kept quiet about
keep left along the wall
she might be kept alive artificially by machinery
Continue doing or do repeatedly or habitually
he keeps going on about the murder
(of a perishable commodity) Remain in good condition
fresh ginger does not keep well
Make (someone) do something for a period of time
I have kept her waiting too long
Continue to follow (a way, path, or course)
the friars and soldiers removed, keeping their course toward Jericho
Provide for the sustenance of (someone)
he had to keep his large family in the manner he had chosen
Provide (someone) with a regular supply of a commodity
the money should keep him in cigarettes for a week
Own and look after (an animal) for pleasure or profit
Own and manage (a shop or business)
his only thought is to keep the boy from harm
Support (someone, esp. a woman) financially in return for sexual favors
a kept woman
Act as a goalkeeper
Honor or fulfill (a commitment or undertaking)
I'll keep my promise, naturally
Observe (a religious occasion) in the prescribed manner
today's consumers do not keep the Sabbath
Pay due regard to (a law or custom)
Make written entries in (a diary) on a regular basis
the master kept a weekly journal
Write down as (a record)
keep a note of the whereabouts of each item
Food, clothes, and other essentials for living
working overtime to earn his keep
The cost of such items
if from shepherd's keep a lamb strayed far
The strongest or central tower of a castle, acting as a final refuge
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
support: the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
continue: continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
hold: a cell in a jail or prison
retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
A keep is a strong central tower which is used as a dungeon or a fortress. Often, the keep is the most defended area of a castle, and as such may form the main habitation area, or contain important stores such as the armoury, food, and the main water well, which would ensure survival during a siege.
KEEP is a commercially-supported FM radio station serving the general area of Fredericksburg, Texas, due west from Austin and due north of San Antonio. KEEP is owned by J & J Fritz Media and is broadcast from Johnson City, Texas. ...
Arrakis (الراقص al-rāqiṣ, "the dancer") – informally known as Dune and later called Rakis – is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert. ...
The Keep (1997) is the soundtrack to the movie The Keep (1983) by the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. A limited run of 150 CDs were sold at a concert by the group in the UK in 1997. ...
The Keep is a limited series written by American author F. Paul Wilson and drawn by Matthew Dow Smith, published by IDW Publishing
The Keep is a 1983 horror film directed by Michael Mann and starring Scott Glenn, Gabriel Byrne, Jürgen Prochnow, Alberta Watson and Ian McKellen. It was released by Paramount Pictures. The story is based on the F. Paul Wilson novel of the same name, published in 1981 (1982 in the United Kingdom).
The housing, method, and place of managing and conditioning a dog, and the dog
A strong stone tower; main tower; donjon; stronghold.
The fortified stronghold at the centre of the Castle. Originally all the living quarters and stores were also in the Keep.
A condition added to an XSL-FO file to keep elements together on a page. A keep-together condition keeps all of an element's children together on a page. ...
The innermost part of a castle. It was, in the early Norman iterations of a castle, the keep was a square tower, the main structure with the jail in the basement, the guardroom on the first floor, and other rooms higher up.
as in Keep Term, to sleep overnight within three miles of Great St Mary's Church for the requisite number (59 for Michaelmas and Lent, 52 for Easter) of nights within Term. An essential qualification for many degrees.
Store washed greens wrapped in a clean tea towel or paper towel in a reusable plastic bag or container. Make sure that your refrigerator is not too cold. Lettuce and greens freeze easily and once frozen are ruined.
including the Commissioner's House, is the home of the Bermuda Maritime Museum;^ other buildings at the Dockyard on Ireland Island remain standing but have been converted for commercial purposes.^
the data with the voice message, even when the message is moved from one user to another.
The innermost and strongest structure of a medieval castle, the keep was sometimes used as living quarters as well as for defense.
A component, usually of a rim lock or rim latch, fixed on to the frame to engage a bolt or bolts
a blockhouse or redoubt built within a larger fort for use as a place of final refuge or last-resort defense. Also called a citadel or cavalier.
Storage for food, subsistence, keeping. "The milk is in the keep.”