Keeper meaning

kēpər
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(informal) One that is worth keeping, especially a fish large enough to be legally caught.
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One that keeps, especially:
  • An attendant, a guard, or a warden.
  • One that has the charge or care of something.
    A lion keeper; the keeper of the budget.
  • (sports) A goalkeeper.
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A person or thing that keeps.
  • A guard, as of prisoners or animals.
  • A guardian or protector.
  • (chiefly brit.) A curator.
  • A custodian; caretaker.
  • (brit.) A gamekeeper.
  • Any of several devices for keeping something in place, as a clasp.
  • Something that keeps or lasts (well or poorly)
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(football) A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it.
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(informal) Something worth keeping, as a fish large enough for a fisherman to keep legally.
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(football) A play in which the quarterback takes the ball from the center and runs with it.
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One who keeps something.

Finders keepers; losers weepers.

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(slang) A person or thing worth keeping.

You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper.

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A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard; sometimes a gamekeeper.
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(sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
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A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
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(American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
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One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
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A fruit that keeps well.

The Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.

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Origin of keeper

  • keep +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary