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Definition of keeper:

  1. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.
  2. 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.
  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. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
  6. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.

Synonyms:

bookmobile, administrator, collector, watcher, collection, beefeater, entrepreneur, carrel, archivist, groundskeeper, center forward, doorkeeper, back, ballplayer, park ranger, bodyguard, law, collectible, all-American, sentinel, collector's item, artifact, lookout, art gallery, archive, antique, club, shop steward, attack dog, watch, artefact, bruiser, flight attendant, antiquity, ayah, conference, backfield, gatekeeper, blue, watchman, boy, center, antiquarian, janitor, audience, accession, owner, zoo-keeper, annals, attendant, sentry, picket, card catalog, concierge, minder, conservator.

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