A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
His happiness is in his own keeping.
Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.
The work of many hands, which earns my keeping.
Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other.
Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
Keeping room, a family sitting room. [New Eng. & Prov. Eng.]
Syn. -- Care; guardianship; custody; possession.
© Webster 1913.