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Keeper Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    keeper n
  1. someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
  2. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals [syn: custodian, steward]
Keeper Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Keeper \Keep"er\, n.
  1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
  2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
  3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver. The Lord is thy keeper. --Ps. cxxi. 6.
  4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position. Discreet; chaste; keepers at home. --Titus ii. 5.
  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.
  6. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper. -- Downing. Keeper of the forest (O. Eng. Law), an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest. Keeper of the great seal, a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor. [Eng.] Keeper of the King's conscience, the lord chancellor; -- a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic. [Eng.] Keeper of the privy seal (styled also lord privy seal), a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called clerk of the privy seal. [Eng.] Keeper of a magnet, a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Keeper'

  • Keeper: Keeper may refer to: People : Cyril Keeper (born 1943), Canadian politician. Joe Keeper (1886–1971), Canadian long distance runner and ...
  • Wicket-keeper: The wicket-keeper (also spelt wicketkeeper and often shortened to keeper) in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who ...
  • Lighthouse keeper: A lighthouse keeper is the person responsible for tending and caring for a lighthouse , particularly the light and lens in the days when ...
  • Goalkeeper (association football): The terms keeper and goalie are also commonly used. This position is colloquially referred as 'custodian' or 'the man between the posts ...
  • Keeper of the Privy Purse: The Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the King/Queen (or Financial Secretary to the King) is responsible for the financial ...
  • Quarterback keeper: A quarterback keeper or keeper in American football is a designed play in which the quarterback does not pass or hand off the ball to ...

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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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