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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keep  \Keep\  (k[=e]p),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kept};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Keeping}.]  [OE.  k?pen,  AS  c?pan  to  keep  regard,  desire, 
  await,  take  betake;  cf  AS  copenere  lover,  OE  copnien  to 
  desire.] 
  1.  To  care  to  desire.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  kepe  not  of  armes  for  to  yelp  [boast].  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  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;  to  detain. 
 
  If  we  lose  the  field,  We  can  not  keep  the  town. 
  --Shak. 
 
  That  I  may  know  what  keeps  me  here  with  you 
  --Dryden. 
 
  If  we  would  weigh  and  keep  in  our  minds  what  we  are 
  considering,  that  would  instruct  us  --Locke. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  remain  in  a  given  situation  or  condition;  to 
  maintain  unchanged;  to  hold  or  preserve  in  any  state  or 
  tenor. 
 
  His  loyalty  he  kept,  his  love,  his  zeal.  --Milton. 
 
  Keep  a  stiff  rein,  and  move  but  gently  on 
  --Addison. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  it  is  often  used  with  prepositions  and 
  adverbs,  as  to  keep  away  to  keep  down  to  keep  from 
  to  keep  in  out  or  off  etc  ``To  keep  off 
  impertinence  and  solicitation  from  his  superior.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  have  in  custody;  to  have  in  some  place  for 
  preservation;  to  take  charge  of 
 
  The  crown  of  Stephanus  first  king  of  Hungary,  was 
  always  kept  in  the  castle  of  Vicegrade  --Knolles. 
 
  5.  To  preserve  from  danger,  harm,  or  loss  to  guard. 
 
  Behold,  I  am  with  thee,  and  will  keep  thee.  --Gen. 
  xxviii.  15. 
 
  6.  To  preserve  from  discovery  or  publicity;  not  to 
  communicate,  reveal,  or  betray,  as  a  secret. 
 
  Great  are  thy  virtues  .  .  .  though  kept  from  man. 
  --Milton. 
 
  7.  To  attend  upon  to  have  the  care  of  to  tend. 
 
  And  the  Lord  God  took  the  man,  and  put  him  into  the 
  garden  of  Eden,  to  dress  it  and  to  keep  it  --Gen. 
  ii  15. 
 
  In  her  girlish  age,  she  kept  sheep  on  the  moor. 
  --Carew. 
 
  8.  To  record  transactions,  accounts,  or  events  in  as  to 
  keep  books,  a  journal,  etc.;  also  to  enter  (as  accounts, 
  records,  etc  )  in  a  book. 
 
  9.  To  maintain,  as  an  establishment,  institution,  or  the 
  like  to  conduct;  to  manage;  as  to  keep  store. 
 
  Like  a  pedant  that  keeps  a  school.  --Shak. 
 
  Every  one  of  them  kept  house  by  himself.  --Hayward. 
 
  10.  To  supply  with  necessaries  of  life;  to  entertain;  as  to 
  keep  boarders. 
 
  11.  To  have  in  one's  service;  to  have  and  maintain,  as  an 
  assistant,  a  servant,  a  mistress,  a  horse,  etc 
 
  I  keep  but  three  men  and  a  boy.  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  have  habitually  in  stock  for  sale. 
 
  13.  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. 
 
  Both  day  and  night  did  we  keep  company.  --Shak. 
 
  Within  this  portal  as  I  kept  my  watch.  --Smollett. 
 
  14.  To  observe;  to  adhere  to  to  fulfill;  not  to  swerve  from 
  or  violate;  to  practice  or  perform,  as  duty;  not  to 
  neglect;  to  be  faithful  to 
 
  I  have  kept  the  faith.  --2  Tim.  iv 
  7. 
 
  Him  whom  to  love  is  to  obey,  and  keep  His  great 
  command.  --Milton. 
 
  15.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  'Tis  hallowed  ground;  Fairies,  and  fawns,  and 
  satyrs  do  it  keep  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  16.  To  observe  duty,  as  a  festival,  etc.;  to  celebrate;  to 
  solemnize;  as  to  keep  a  feast. 
 
  I  went  with  them  to  the  house  of  God  .  .  .  with  a 
  multitude  that  kept  holyday.  --Ps.  xlii  4. 
 
  {To  keep  at  arm's  length}.  See  under  {Arm},  n. 
 
  {To  keep  back}. 
  a  To  reserve;  to  withhold.  ``I  will  keep  nothing  back 
  from  you.''  --Jer.  xlii  4. 
  b  To  restrain;  to  hold  back  ``Keep  back  thy  servant 
  also  from  presumptuous  sins.''  --Ps.  xix.  13. 
 
  {To  keep  company  with}. 
  a  To  frequent  the  society  of  to  associate  with  as 
  let  youth  keep  company  with  the  wise  and  good. 
  b  To  accompany;  to  go  with  as  to  keep  company  with 
  one  on  a  voyage;  also  to  pay  court  to  or  accept 
  attentions  from  with  a  view  to  marriage.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {To  keep  counsel}.  See  under  {Counsel},  n. 
 
  {To  keep  down}. 
  a  To  hold  in  subjection;  to  restrain;  to  hinder. 
  b  (Fine  Arts)  To  subdue  in  tint  or  tone,  as  a  portion 
  of  a  picture,  so  that  the  spectator's  attention  may 
  not  be  diverted  from  the  more  important  parts  of  the 
  work 
 
  {To  keep  good}  (or  {bad})  {hours},  to  be  customarily  early 
  (or  late)  in  returning  home  or  in  retiring  to  rest.  --  {To 
  keep  house}. 
  a  To  occupy  a  separate  house  or  establishment,  as  with 
  one's  family,  as  distinguished  from  boarding;  to 
  manage  domestic  affairs. 
  b  (Eng.  Bankrupt  Law)  To  seclude  one's  self  in  one's 
  house  in  order  to  evade  the  demands  of  creditors.  -- 
  {To  keep  one's  hand  in},  to  keep  in  practice.  --  {To  keep 
  open  house},  to  be  hospitable.  --  {To  keep  the  peace}  (Law), 
  to  avoid  or  to  prevent  a  breach  of  the  peace.  --  {To  keep 
  school},  to  govern,  manage  and  instruct  or  teach  a  school,  as 
  a  preceptor.  --  {To  keep  a  stiff  upper  lip},  to  keep  up 
  one's  courage.  [Slang]  --  {To  keep  term}. 
  a  (Eng.  Universities)  To  reside  during  a  term. 
  b  (Inns  of  Court)  To  eat  a  sufficient  number  of  dinners 
  in  hall  to  make  the  term  count  for  the  purpose  of 
  being  called  to  the  bar.  [Eng.]  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  {To  keep  touch}.  See  under  {Touch},  n. 
 
  {To  keep  under},  to  hold  in  subjection;  hence  to  oppress. 
 
  {To  keep  up}. 
  a  To  maintain;  to  prevent  from  falling  or  diminution; 
  as  to  keep  up  the  price  of  goods;  to  keep  up  one's 
  credit. 
  b  To  maintain;  to  continue;  to  prevent  from  ceasing. 
  ``In  joy,  that  which  keeps  up  the  action  is  the 
  desire  to  continue  it.''  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  retain;  detain;  reserve;  preserve;  hold  restrain; 
  maintain;  sustain;  support;  withhold.  --  To  {Keep}. 
 
  Usage:  {Retain},  {Preserve}.  Keep  is  the  generic  term,  and  is 
  often  used  where  retain  or  preserve  would  too  much 
  restrict  the  meaning;  as  to  keep  silence,  etc  Retain 
  denotes  that  we  keep  or  hold  things  as  against 
  influences  which  might  deprive  us  of  them  or  reasons 
  which  might  lead  us  to  give  them  up  as  to  retain 
  vivacity  in  old  age;  to  retain  counsel  in  a  lawsuit; 
  to  retain  one's  servant  after  a  reverse  of  fortune. 
  Preserve  denotes  that  we  keep  a  thing  against  agencies 
  which  might  lead  to  its  being  destroyed  or  broken  in 
  upon  as  to  preserve  one's  health;  to  preserve 
  appearances. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weather  \Weath"er\,  n.  [OE.  weder,  AS  weder;  akin  to  OS  wedar, 
  OFries  weder,  D.  weder,  we[^e]r,  G.  wetter,  OHG.  wetar 
  Icel.  ve[eth]r,  Dan.  veir,  Sw  v["a]der  wind,  air,  weather, 
  and  perhaps  to  OSlav.  vedro  fair  weather;  or  perhaps  to  Lith. 
  vetra  storm,  Russ.  vieter',  vietr',  wind,  and  E.  wind.  Cf 
  {Wither}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  the  air  or  atmosphere  with  respect  to  heat  or 
  cold,  wetness  or  dryness,  calm  or  storm,  clearness  or 
  cloudiness,  or  any  other  meteorological  phenomena; 
  meteorological  condition  of  the  atmosphere;  as  warm 
  weather;  cold  weather;  wet  weather;  dry  weather,  etc 
 
  Not  amiss  to  cool  a  man's  stomach  this  hot  weather. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Fair  weather  cometh  out  of  the  north.  --Job  xxxvii 
  22. 
 
  2.  Vicissitude  of  season;  meteorological  change;  alternation 
  of  the  state  of  the  air.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Storm;  tempest. 
 
  What  gusts  of  weather  from  that  gathering  cloud  My 
  thoughts  presage!  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  light  rain;  a  shower.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  {Stress  of  weather},  violent  winds;  force  of  tempests. 
 
  {To  make  fair  weather},  to  flatter;  to  give  flattering 
  representations.  [R.] 
 
  {To  make  good},  or  {bad},  {weather}  (Naut.),  to  endure  a  gale 
  well  or  ill;  --  said  of  a  vessel.  --Shak. 
 
  {Under  the  weather},  ill;  also  financially  embarrassed. 
  [Colloq.  U.  S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Weather  box}.  Same  as  {Weather  house},  below.  --Thackeray. 
 
  {Weather  breeder},  a  fine  day  which  is  supposed  to  presage 
  foul  weather. 
 
  {Weather  bureau},  a  popular  name  for  the  signal  service.  See 
  {Signal  service},  under  {Signal},  a.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Weather  cloth}  (Naut.),  a  long  piece  of  canvas  of  tarpaulin 
  used  to  preserve  the  hammocks  from  injury  by  the  weather 
  when  stowed  in  the  nettings. 
 
  {Weather  door}.  (Mining)  See  {Trapdoor},  2. 
 
  {Weather  gall}.  Same  as  {Water  gall},  2.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Weather  house},  a  mechanical  contrivance  in  the  form  of  a 
  house,  which  indicates  changes  in  atmospheric  conditions 
  by  the  appearance  or  retirement  of  toy  images. 
 
  Peace  to  the  artist  whose  ingenious  thought  Devised 
  the  weather  house,  that  useful  toy!  --Cowper. 
 
  {Weather  molding},  or 
 
  {Weather  moulding}  (Arch.),  a  canopy  or  cornice  over  a  door 
  or  a  window,  to  throw  off  the  rain. 
 
  {Weather  of  a  windmill  sail},  the  obliquity  of  the  sail,  or 
  the  angle  which  it  makes  with  its  plane  of  revolution. 
 
  {Weather  report},  a  daily  report  of  meteorological 
  observations,  and  of  probable  changes  in  the  weather; 
  esp.,  one  published  by  government  authority. 
 
  {Weather  spy},  a  stargazer;  one  who  foretells  the  weather. 
  [R.]  --Donne. 
 
  {Weather  strip}  (Arch.),  a  strip  of  wood,  rubber,  or  other 
  material,  applied  to  an  outer  door  or  window  so  as  to 
  cover  the  joint  made  by  it  with  the  sill,  casings,  or 
  threshold,  in  order  to  exclude  rain,  snow,  cold  air,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bad  \Bad\  (b[a^]d),  imp.  of  {Bid}. 
  Bade.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bad  \Bad\  (b[a^]d),  a.  [Compar.  {Worse};  superl.  {Worst}.  ] 
  [Probably  fr  AS  b[ae]ddel  hermaphrodite;  cf  b[ae]dling 
  effeminate  fellow.] 
  Wanting  good  qualities,  whether  physical  or  moral;  injurious, 
  hurtful,  inconvenient,  offensive,  painful,  unfavorable,  or 
  defective,  either  physically  or  morally;  evil;  vicious; 
  wicked;  --  the  opposite  of  {good};  as  a  bad  man;  bad 
  conduct;  bad  habits;  bad  soil;  bad  health;  bad  crop;  bad 
  news 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  used  substantively. 
 
  The  strong  antipathy  of  good  to  bad  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Pernicious;  deleterious;  noxious;  baneful;  injurious; 
  hurtful;  evil;  vile;  wretched;  corrupt;  wicked;  vicious; 
  imperfect. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bid  \Bid\  (b[i^]d),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bade}  (b[a^]d),  {Bid},  (Obs.) 
  {Bad};  p.  p.  {Bidden},  {Bid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bidding}.] 
  [OE.  bidden,  prop  to  ask  beg,  AS  biddan  akin  to  OS 
  biddian  Icel.  bi[eth]ja,  OHG.  bittan  G.  bitten,  to  pray, 
  ask  request,  and  E.  bead,  also  perh.  to  Gr  teiqein  to 
  persuade,  L.  fidere  to  trust,  E.  faith,  and  bide.  But  this 
  word  was  early  confused  with  OE  beden,  beoden  AS 
  be['o]dan,  to  offer,  command;  akin  to  Icel.  bj[=o][eth]a, 
  Goth.  biudan  (in  comp.),  OHG.  biotan  to  command,  bid,  G. 
  bieten,  D.  bieden  to  offer,  also  to  Gr  pynqa`nesqai  to 
  learn  by  inquiry,  Skr.  budh  to  be  awake,  to  heed,  present 
  OSlav.  bud[=e]ti  to  be  awake,  E.  bode,  v.  The  word  now  has 
  the  form  of  OE  bidden  to  ask  but  the  meaning  of  OE  beden 
  to  command,  except  in  ``to  bid  beads.''  [root]30.] 
  1.  To  make  an  offer  of  to  propose.  Specifically  :  To  offer 
  to  pay  (  a  certain  price,  as  for  a  thing  put  up  at 
  auction),  or  to  take  (a  certain  price,  as  for  work  to  be 
  done  under  a  contract). 
 
  2.  To  offer  in  words  to  declare,  as  a  wish,  a  greeting,  a 
  threat,  or  defiance,  etc.;  as  to  bid  one  welcome;  to  bid 
  good  morning,  farewell,  etc 
 
  Neither  bid  him  God  speed.  --2.  John  10. 
 
  He  bids  defiance  to  the  gaping  crowd.  --Granrille. 
 
  3.  To  proclaim;  to  declare  publicly;  to  make  known  [Mostly 
  obs.]  ``Our  banns  thrice  bid  !''  --Gay. 
 
  4.  To  order  to  direct;  to  enjoin;  to  command. 
 
  That  Power  who  bids  the  ocean  ebb  and  flow.  --Pope 
 
  Lord,  if  it  be  thou,  bid  me  come  unto  thee.  --Matt. 
  xiv.  28 
 
  I  was  bid  to  pick  up  shells.  --D.  Jerrold 
 
  5.  To  invite;  to  call  in  to  request  to  come 
 
  As  many  as  ye  shall  find  bid  to  the  marriage. 
  --Matt.  xxii. 
  9 
 
  {To  bid  beads},  to  pray  with  beads,  as  the  Roman  Catholics; 
  to  distinguish  each  bead  by  a  prayer.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  bid  defiance  to},  to  defy  openly;  to  brave. 
 
  {To  bid  fair},  to  offer  a  good  prospect;  to  make  fair 
  promise;  to  seem  likely. 
 
  Syn:  To  offer;  proffer;  tender;  propose;  order  command; 
  direct;  charge;  enjoin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bad 
  adj  1:  having  undesirable  or  negative  qualities;  "a  bad  report 
  card";  "his  sloppy  appearance  made  a  bad  impression"; 
  "a  bad  little  boy";  "clothes  in  bad  shape";  "a  bad 
  cut";  "bad  luck";  "the  news  was  very  bad";  "the 
  reviews  were  bad";  "the  pay  is  bad";  "it  was  a  bad 
  light  for  reading";  "the  movie  was  a  bad  choice"  [ant: 
  {good}] 
  2:  very  intense;  "a  bad  headache";  "in  a  big  rage";  "had  a  big 
  (or  bad)  shock";  "a  bad  earthquake";  "a  bad  storm"  [syn:  {big}] 
  3:  feeling  physical  discomfort  or  pain;  "my  throat  feels  bad"; 
  "she  felt  bad  all  over";  ('tough'  is  occasionally  used 
  colloquially  for  `bad'  as  in  "he  was  feeling  tough  after  a 
  restless  night")  [syn:  {tough}] 
  4:  (of  foodstuffs)  not  in  an  edible  or  usable  condition;  "bad 
  meat";  "a  refrigerator  full  of  spoilt  food"  [syn:  {spoiled}, 
  {spoilt}] 
  5:  not  capable  of  being  collected;  "a  bad  (or  uncollectible) 
  debt"  [syn:  {uncollectible}] 
  6:  below  average  in  quality  or  performance;  "a  bad  chess 
  player";  "a  bad  recital" 
  7:  (linguistics;  informal)  "so-called  bad  grammar" 
  8:  not  financially  safe  or  secure;  "a  bad  investment";  "high 
  risk  investments";  "anything  that  promises  to  pay  too  much 
  can't  help  being  risky";  "speculative  business 
  enterprises"  [syn:  {insecure},  {risky},  {high-risk},  {speculative}] 
  9:  physically  unsound  or  diseased;  "has  a  bad  back";  "a  bad 
  heart";  "bad  teeth";  "an  unsound  limb";  "unsound  teeth" 
  [syn:  {unfit},  {unsound}] 
  10:  capable  of  harming;  "bad  habits";  "bad  air";  "smoking  is  bad 
  for  you" 
  11:  keenly  sorry  or  regretful;  "felt  bad  about  letting  the  team 
  down";  "was  sorry  that  she  had  treated  him  so  badly"; 
  "felt  bad  about  breaking  the  vase"  [syn:  {sorry}] 
  12:  characterized  by  wickedness  or  immorality;  "led  a  very  bad 
  life"  [syn:  {immoral}] 
  13:  reproduced  fraudulently;  "like  a  bad  penny...";  "a  forged 
  twenty  dollar  bill"  [syn:  {forged}] 
  14:  not  working  properly;  "a  bad  telephone  connection";  "a 
  defective  appliance"  [syn:  {defective}] 
  n  :  that  which  is  below  standard  or  expectations  as  of  ethics  or 
  decency:  "take  the  bad  with  the  good"  [syn:  {badness}] 
  [ant:  {good},  {good}] 
  adv  1:  with  great  intensity;  "the  injury  hurt  badly";  "the 
  buildings  were  badly  shaken";  (`bad'  is  a  nonstandard 
  variant  for  `badly'  as  in  "it  hurts  bad"  or  "we  need 
  water  bad")  [syn:  {badly}] 
  2:  very  much  strongly;  "I  wanted  it  badly  enough  to  work  hard 
  for  it";  "the  cables  had  sagged  badly";  "they  were  badly 
  in  need  of  help";  "he  wants  a  bicycle  so  bad  he  can  taste 
  it"  [syn:  {badly}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  BAD  /B-A-D/  adj  [IBM:  acronym,  `Broken  As  Designed']  Said  of 
  a  program  that  is  {bogus}  because  of  bad  design  and  misfeatures  rather 
  than  because  of  bugginess.  See  {working  as  designed}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BAD 
 
  /B-A-D/  [IBM:  acronym,  "Broken  As  Designed"]  Said  of  a  program 
  that  is  {bogus}  because  of  bad  design  and  misfeatures  rather 
  than  because  of  bugginess.  See  {working  as  designed}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BAD 
  Broken  As  Designed  (slang) 
 
 




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