Definition: To care; to desire.
Definition: To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let
go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain;
Definition: To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to
maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor.
Definition: To have in custody; to have in some place for
preservation; to take charge of.
Definition: To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.
Definition: To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to
communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.
Definition: To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend.
Definition: To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to
keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records,
etc. ) in a book.
Definition: To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the
like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store.
Definition: To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to
Definition: To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an
assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc.
Definition: To have habitually in stock for sale.
Definition: To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to
intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to
keep one's word; to keep possession.
Definition: To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from
or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be
Definition: To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as,
to keep one's house, room, bed, etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent.
Definition: To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to
solemnize; as, to keep a feast.
Definition: To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide;
to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to
keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep
out of company, or out reach.
Definition: To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.
Definition: To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.
Definition: To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.
Definition: To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.
Definition: The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed;
Definition: The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition;
case; as, to be in good keep.
Definition: The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance;
support; as, the keep of a horse.
Definition: That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a
castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle,
often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle,
especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle.
Definition: That which is kept in charge; a charge.
Definition: A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.