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Definition of Keeper


  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.
  4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
  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.

Keeper Quotations

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
Bryant H. McGill

For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn't get his ideas from other people all around him.
Robert M. Pirsig

Since my brother died in 1982, my parents and I had formed a shaky tripod of a family; now that I'd lost my father too, it was too easy for me to glimpse a future point where I alone was the keeper of not just my own childhood memories, but of my family lore.
Ann Hood

If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
Marlon Brando

I've made plenty of mistakes as a keeper, that's for sure. I'll make plenty more before I'm through.
Tim Howard
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Keeper Translations

keeper in German is Aufseher {m}
keeper in Latin is custos
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