a person who guards or watches, as at a prison or gate.
a person who assumes responsibility for another’s behavior:
He refused to be his brother’s keeper.
a person who owns or operates a business (usually used in combination):
a person who is responsible for the maintenance of something (often used in combination):
a zookeeper; a groundskeeper.
a person charged with responsibility for the preservation and conservation of something valuable, as a curator or game warden.
a person who conforms to or abides by a requirement:
a keeper of his word.
a fish that is of sufficient size to be caught and retained without violating the law.
Football. a play in which the quarterback retains the ball and runs with it, usually after faking a hand-off or pass.
something that serves to hold in place, retain, etc., as on a door lock.
something that lasts well, as a fruit.
an iron or steel bar placed across the poles of a permanent horseshoe magnet for preserving the strength of the magnet during storage.
a person in charge of animals, esp in a zoo
a person in charge of a museum, collection, or section of a museum
a person in charge of other people, such as a warder in a jail
See goalkeeper, wicketkeeper, gamekeeper
a person who keeps something
a device, such as a clip, for keeping something in place
a soft iron or steel bar placed across the poles of a permanent magnet to close the magnetic circuit when it is not in use
Someone or something worth keeping or trying to keep: This husband’s a keeper
noun 1. a person who guards or watches, as at a prison or gate. 2. a person who assumes responsibility for another’s behavior: He refused to be his brother’s keeper. 3. a person who owns or operates a business (usually used in combination): a hotelkeeper. 4. a person who is responsible for the maintenance of […]
noun 1. insufficient capacity to defeat or destroy an enemy, especially using nuclear force.
noun 1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head. 2. anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: the kingdom of thought. 3. a realm or province of nature, especially one of the three broad divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. […]
noun, plural knives [nahyvz] /naɪvz/ (Show IPA) 1. an instrument for cutting, consisting essentially of a thin, sharp-edged, metal blade fitted with a handle. 2. a knifelike weapon; dagger or short sword. 3. any blade for cutting, as in a tool or machine. verb (used with object), knifed, knifing. 4. to apply a knife to; […]