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Meaning of KEEPER

Pronunciation:  'keepur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
  2. [n]  someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"

KEEPER is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: custodian, steward
 See Also: baby farmer, babyminder, babysitter, baby-sitter, caretaker, conservator, curator, defender, game warden, gamekeeper, gaoler, greenskeeper, guardian, jailer, jailor, janitor, lighthouse keeper, minder, nanny, nurse, nursemaid, prison guard, protector, screw, shielder, sitter, turnkey, zoo keeper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air warden, attendant, Audubon Society, bull, caretaker, castellan, cerberus, commandant, conservationist, conservator, curator, custodian, custos, deliverer, enjoyer, forest ranger, game warden, gamekeeper, gaoler, governor, guard, guardian, guardian angel, have, haver, holder, jailer, janitor, lifeguard, lifesaver, National Wildlife Service, next friend, nurse, possessor, preservationist, preserver, principal keeper, prison guard, prochein ami, ranger, rescuer, safekeeper, saver, savior, screw, shepherd, Sierra Club, steward, taxidermist, turnkey, warden, warder, watchdog