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Keeper Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
  • someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother''s keeper?"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?" ,
  • one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

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Keeper Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A curator or keeper looks after collections. It may be a private activity, but usually they look after the collections of a cultural heritage institution. Art galleries, museums, libraries or archives have curators. Zoos have zookeepers and underkeepers.

Curators are subject-matter experts who act as managers. It is an official job description in institutions which have collections. The curator's work involves objects of some kind, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items or scientific collections. Curators in zoos are usually called 'keepers', but it is the same idea.

The word curator comes from the Latin word curare, meaning to look after.

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* Those who set out nobly to be their brother's keeper sometimes end up by becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie. - I. F. Stone

* I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers. - Oprah Winfrey

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