keeping room


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Keeping \Keep"ing\, n.
   1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care;
      preservation.
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            His happiness is in his own keeping.  --South.
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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.
                                                  --Milton.
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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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