, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
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His happiness is in his own keeping.
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2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.
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The work of many hands, which earns my keeping.
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3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other; his levity is not in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion.
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4. (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
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Keeping room, a family sitting room. [New Eng. & Prov. Eng.]

Syn. -- Care; guardianship; custody; possession.
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