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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Keeper  \Keep"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  keeps;  one  who  or  that  which 
  holds  or  has  possession  of  anything 
 
  2.  One  who  retains  in  custody;  one  who  has  the  care  of  a 
  prison  and  the  charge  of  prisoners. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  Lord  is  thy  keeper.  --Ps.  cxxi.  6. 
 
  4.  One  who  remains  or  keeps  in  a  place  or  position. 
 
  Discreet;  chaste;  keepers  at  home.  --Titus  ii  5. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  A  fruit  that  keeps  well  as  the  Roxbury  Russet  is  a  good 
  keeper.  --  Downing. 
 
  {Keeper  of  the  forest}  (O.  Eng.  Law),  an  officer  who  had  the 
  principal  government  of  all  things  relating  to  the  forest. 
 
 
  {Keeper  of  the  great  seal},  a  high  officer  of  state,  who  has 
  custody  of  the  great  seal.  The  office  is  now  united  with 
  that  of  lord  chancellor.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Keeper  of  the  King's  conscience},  the  lord  chancellor;  --  a 
  name  given  when  the  chancellor  was  an  ecclesiastic.  [Eng.] 
 
 
  {Keeper  of  the  privy  seal}  (styled  also  lord  privy  seal),  a 
  high  officer  of  state,  through  whose  hands  pass  all 
  charters,  pardons,  etc.,  before  they  come  to  the  great 
  seal.  He  is  a  privy  councillor,  and  was  formerly  called 
  {clerk  of  the  privy  seal}.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Keeper  of  a  magnet},  a  piece  of  iron  which  connects  the  two 
  poles,  for  the  purpose  of  keeping  the  magnetic  power 
  undiminished;  an  armature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  keeper 
  n  1:  someone  in  charge  of  other  people;  "am  I  my  brother's 
  keeper?" 
  2:  one  having  charge  of  buildings  or  grounds  or  animals  [syn:  {custodian}, 
  {steward}] 




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