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KEEP, v.t. pret. and pp. kept. [L. habeo, and capio.]

1. To hold; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose or part with; as, to keep a house or a farm; to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart.

2. To have in custody for security or preservation.

The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary,was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade.

3. To preserve; to retain.

The Lord God, merciful and gracious, keeping mercy for thousands--Ex.34.

4. To preserve from falling or from danger; to protect; to guard or sustain.

And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. Gen.28.
Luke 4.

5. To hold or restrain from departure; to detain.

--That I may know what keeps me here with you.

6. To tend; to have the care of.

And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. Gen.2.

7. To tend; to feed; to pasture; as, to keep a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle in a yard or in a field. He keeps his horses on oats or on hay.

8. To preserve in any tenor or state. Keep a stiff rein.

Keep the constitution sound.

9. To regard; to attend to.

While the stars and course of heaven I keep--

10. To hold in any state; as, to keep in order.

11. To continue any state, course or action; as, to keep silence; to keep the same road or the same pace; to keep reading or talking; to keep a given distance.

12. To practice; to do or perform; to obey; to observe in practice; not to neglect or violate; as, to keep the laws, statutes or commandments of God.

13. To fulfill; to perform; as, to keep one's word,promise or covenant.

14. To practice; to use habitually; as, to keep bad hours.

15. To copy carefully.

Her servant's eyes were fix'd upon her face,

And as she moved or turned,her motions viewed,

Her measures kept, and step by step pursued.

16. To observe or solemnize.

17. To board; to maintain; to supply with necessaries of life. The men are kept at a moderate price per week.

18. To have in the house; to entertain; as, to keep lodgers.

19. To maintain; not to intermit; as, to keep watch or guard.

20. To hold in one's own bosom; to confine to one's own knowledge; not to disclose or communicate to others; not to betray; as, to keep a secret; to keep one's own counsel.

21. To have in pay; as, to keep a servant.

To keep back, to reserve; to withhold; not to disclose or communicate.

I will keep nothing back from you. Jer.42.

1. To restrain;; to prevent from advancing.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins. Ps.19.

2. To reserve; to withhold; not to deliver. Acts.5.

To keep company with, to frequent the society of; to associate with. Let youth keep company with the wise and good.

To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a journey or voyage.

To keep down, to prevent from rising; not to lift or suffer to be raised.

To keep in, to prevent from escape; to hold in confinement.

1. To conceal; not to tell or disclose.

2. To restrain; to curb.

To keep off, to hinder from approach or attack; as, to keep off an enemy or an evil.

To keep under, to restrain; to hold in subjection; as, to keep under an antagonist or a conquered country; to keep under the appetites and passions.

To keep up, to maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; as, to keep up the price of goods; to keep up one's credit.

1. To maintain; to continue; to hinder from ceasing.

In joy, that which keeps up the action is the desire to continue it.keep out, to hinder from entering or taking possession.

To keep bed, to remain in bed without rising; to be confined to one's bed.

To keep house, to maintain a family state.

His income enables him to keep house.

1. To remain in the house; to be confined.

His feeble health obliges him to keep house.

To keep from, to restrain; to prevent approach.

To keep a school, to maintain or support it; as, the town or its inhabitants keep ten schools; more properly, to govern and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor.

KEEP, v.i. To remain in any state; 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 of reach.

1. To last; to endure; not to perish or be impaired. Seek for winter's use apples that will keep.

If the malt is not thoroughly dried,the ale it makes will not keep.

2. To lodge; to dwell; to reside for a time.

Knock at the study, where, they say, he keeps.

To keep to, to adhere strictly; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise.

To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance.

To keep up, to remain unsubdued; or not to be confined to one's bed.

In popular language, this word signifies to continue; to repeat continually; not to cease.

KEEP, n. Custody; guard. [Little used.]

1. Colloquially, case; condition; as in good keep.

2. Guardianship; restraint. [Little used.]

3. A place of confinement; in old castles,the dungeon.



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KEEP, v.t. pret. and pp. kept. [L. habeo, and capio.]

1. To hold; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose or part with; as, to keep a house or a farm; to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart.

2. To have in custody for security or preservation.

The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary,was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade.

3. To preserve; to retain.

The Lord God, merciful and gracious, keeping mercy for thousands--Ex.34.

4. To preserve from falling or from danger; to protect; to guard or sustain.

And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. Gen.28.
Luke 4.

5. To hold or restrain from departure; to detain.

--That I may know what keeps me here with you.

6. To tend; to have the care of.

And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. Gen.2.

7. To tend; to feed; to pasture; as, to keep a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle in a yard or in a field. He keeps his horses on oats or on hay.

8. To preserve in any tenor or state. Keep a stiff rein.

Keep the constitution sound.

9. To regard; to attend to.

While the stars and course of heaven I keep--

10. To hold in any state; as, to keep in order.

11. To continue any state, course or action; as, to keep silence; to keep the same road or the same pace; to keep reading or talking; to keep a given distance.

12. To practice; to do or perform; to obey; to observe in practice; not to neglect or violate; as, to keep the laws, statutes or commandments of God.

13. To fulfill; to perform; as, to keep one's word,promise or covenant.

14. To practice; to use habitually; as, to keep bad hours.

15. To copy carefully.

Her servant's eyes were fix'd upon her face,

And as she moved or turned,her motions viewed,

Her measures kept, and step by step pursued.

16. To observe or solemnize.

17. To board; to maintain; to supply with necessaries of life. The men are kept at a moderate price per week.

18. To have in the house; to entertain; as, to keep lodgers.

19. To maintain; not to intermit; as, to keep watch or guard.

20. To hold in one's own bosom; to confine to one's own knowledge; not to disclose or communicate to others; not to betray; as, to keep a secret; to keep one's own counsel.

21. To have in pay; as, to keep a servant.

To keep back, to reserve; to withhold; not to disclose or communicate.

I will keep nothing back from you. Jer.42.

1. To restrain;; to prevent from advancing.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins. Ps.19.

2. To reserve; to withhold; not to deliver. Acts.5.

To keep company with, to frequent the society of; to associate with. Let youth keep company with the wise and good.

To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a journey or voyage.

To keep down, to prevent from rising; not to lift or suffer to be raised.

To keep in, to prevent from escape; to hold in confinement.

1. To conceal; not to tell or disclose.

2. To restrain; to curb.

To keep off, to hinder from approach or attack; as, to keep off an enemy or an evil.

To keep under, to restrain; to hold in subjection; as, to keep under an antagonist or a conquered country; to keep under the appetites and passions.

To keep up, to maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; as, to keep up the price of goods; to keep up one's credit.

1. To maintain; to continue; to hinder from ceasing.

In joy, that which keeps up the action is the desire to continue it.keep out, to hinder from entering or taking possession.

To keep bed, to remain in bed without rising; to be confined to one's bed.

To keep house, to maintain a family state.

His income enables him to keep house.

1. To remain in the house; to be confined.

His feeble health obliges him to keep house.

To keep from, to restrain; to prevent approach.

To keep a school, to maintain or support it; as, the town or its inhabitants keep ten schools; more properly, to govern and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor.

KEEP, v.i. To remain in any state; 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 of reach.

1. To last; to endure; not to perish or be impaired. Seek for winter's use apples that will keep.

If the malt is not thoroughly dried,the ale it makes will not keep.

2. To lodge; to dwell; to reside for a time.

Knock at the study, where, they say, he keeps.

To keep to, to adhere strictly; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise.

To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance.

To keep up, to remain unsubdued; or not to be confined to one's bed.

In popular language, this word signifies to continue; to repeat continually; not to cease.

KEEP, n. Custody; guard. [Little used.]

1. Colloquially, case; condition; as in good keep.

2. Guardianship; restraint. [Little used.]

3. A place of confinement; in old castles,the dungeon.

KEEP, n.

  1. Custody; guard. [Little used.] – Dryden.
  2. Colloquially, case; condition; as, in good keep. – English.
  3. Guardianship; restraint. [Little used.] – Ascham.
  4. A place of security; in old castles, the dungeon.

KEEP, v.i.

  1. To remain in any state; 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 of reach.
  2. To last; to endure; not to perish or be impaired. Seek for winter's use apples that will keep. If the malt is not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not keep. – Mortimer.
  3. To lodge; to dwell; to reside for a time. Knock at the study; where, they say, he keeps. – Shak. To keep to, to adhere strictly; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise. To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance. – Dryden. To keep up, to remain unsubdued; or not to be confined to one's bed. In popular language, this word signifies to continue; to repeat continually; not to cease.

KEEP, v.t. [pret. and pp. kept. Sax. cepan, Syr. ܟܒܐ kaba, Eth. ዐቀበ akaba, to keep. Class Gb, No. 68, 85. The word coincides in elements with have, L. habeo, and capio, but I think the radical sense to be different.]

  1. To hold; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose or part with; as, to keep a house or a farm; to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart.
  2. To have in custody for security or preservation. The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary, was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade. – Knolles.
  3. To preserve; to retain. The Lord God, merciful and gracious, keeping mercy for thousands. – Ex. xxxiv.
  4. To preserve from falling or from danger; to protect; to guard or sustain. And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. – Gen. xxviii. Luke iv.
  5. To hold or restrain from departure; to detain. That I may know what keeps me here with you. – Dryden.
  6. To tend; to have the care of. And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. – Gen. ii.
  7. To tend; to feed; to pasture; as, to keep a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle in a yard or in a field. He keeps his horses on oats or on hay.
  8. To preserve in any tenor or state. Keep a stiff rein. Keep the constitution sound. – Addison.
  9. To regard; to attend to. While the stars and course of heaven I keep. – Dryden.
  10. To hold in any state; as, to keep in order.
  11. To continue any state, course or action; as, to keep silence; to keep the same road or the same pace; to keep reading or talking; to keep a given distance.
  12. To practice; to do or perform; to obey; to observe in practice; not to neglect or violate; as, to keep the laws, statutes or commandments of God. – Scripture.
  13. To fulfill; to perform; as, to keep one's word, promise or covenant.
  14. To practice; to use habitually; as, to keep bad hours. – Pope.
  15. To copy carefully. Her servant's eyes were fix'd upon her face, / And as she moved or turned, her motions viewed, / Her measures kept, and step by step pursued. – Dryden.
  16. To observe or solemnize. Ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord. – Ex. xii.
  17. To board; to maintain; to supply with necessaries of life. The men are kept at a moderate price per week.
  18. To have in the house; to entertain; as, to keep lodgers.
  19. To maintain; not to intermit; as, to keep watch or guard.
  20. To hold in one's own bosom; to confine to one's own knowledge; not to disclose or communicate to others; not to betray; as, to keep a secret; to keep one's own counsel.
  21. To have in pay; as, to keep a servant. To keep back, to reserve; to withhold; not to disclose or communicate. I will keep nothing back from you. – Jer. xlii. #2. To restrain; to prevent from advancing. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins. – Ps. xix. #3. To reserve; to withhold; not to deliver. – Acts v. To keep company with, to frequent the society of; to associate with. Let youth keep company with the wise and good. #2. To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a journey or voyage. To keep down, to prevent from rising; not to lift or suffer to be raised. To keep in, to prevent from escape; to hold in confinement. #2. To conceal; not to tell or disclose. #3. To restrain; to curb. – Locke. To keep off, to hinder from approach or attack; as, to keep off an enemy or an evil. To keep under, to restrain; to hold in subjection; as, to keep under an antagonist or a conquered country; to keep under the appetites and passions. To keep up, to maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; as, to keep up the price of goods; to keep up one's credit. #2. To maintain; to continue; to hinder from ceasing. In joy, that which keeps up the action is the desire to continue it. – Locke. To keep out, to hinder from entering or taking possession. To keep bed, to remain in bed without rising; to be confined to one's bed. To keep house, to maintain a family state. His income enables him to keep house. #2. To remain in the house; to be confined. His feeble health obliges him to keep house. To keep from, to restrain; to prevent approach. To keep a school, to maintain or support it; as, the town or its inhabitants keep ten schools; more properly, to govern and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor. To keep a term, in universities, is to reside during a term.

Keep
  1. To care; to desire.

    [Obs.]

    I kepe not of armes for to yelp [boast]. Chaucer.

  2. 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.
  3. The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge.

    Chaucer.

    Pan, thou god of shepherds all,
    Which of our tender lambkins takest keep.
    Spenser.

  4. 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.

  5. To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired.

    If the malt be not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not keep. Mortimer.

  6. The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep.
  7. 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.

    * 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.

  8. To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell.

    [Now disused except locally or colloquially.]

    Knock at his study, where, they say, he keeps. Shak.

  9. The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse.

    Grass equal to the keep of seven cows. Carlyle.

    I performed some services to the college in return for my keep. T. Hughes.

  10. 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.

  11. To take care; to be solicitous; to watch.

    [Obs.]

    Keep that the lusts choke not the word of God that is in us. Tyndale.

  12. 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.

    The prison strong,
    Within whose keep the captive knights were laid.
    Dryden.

    The lower chambers of those gloomy keeps. Hallam.

    I think . . . the keep, or principal part of a castle, was so called because the lord and his domestic circle kept, abode, or lived there. M. A. Lower.

  13. To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard.

    Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. Gen. xxviii. 15.

  14. To be in session; as, school keeps to-day.

    [Colloq.]

    To keep from, to abstain or refrain from. -- To keep in with, to keep on good terms with; as, to keep in with an opponent. -- To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance. -- To keep to, to adhere strictly to; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise. -- To keep up, to remain unsubdued; also, not to be confined to one's bed.

  15. That which is kept in charge; a charge.

    [Obs.]

    Often he used of his keep
    A sacrifice to bring.
    Spenser.

  16. To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret.

    Great are thy virtues . . . though kept from man. Milton.

  17. A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.

    To take keep, to take care; to heed. [Obs.] Chaucer.

  18. 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.

  19. To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc.; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book.
  20. 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.

  21. To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders.
  22. 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.

  23. To have habitually in stock for sale.
  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. To observe duly, 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. 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.

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KEEP, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive kept. [Latin habeo, and capio.]

1. To hold; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose or part with; as, to keep a house or a farm; to keep any thing in the memory, mind or heart.

2. To have in custody for security or preservation.

The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary, was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade.

3. To preserve; to retain.

The Lord God, merciful and gracious, keeping mercy for thousands--Exodus 34:18.

4. To preserve from falling or from danger; to protect; to guard or sustain.

And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. Genesis 28:15.

Luke 4:10.

5. To hold or restrain from departure; to detain.

--That I may know what keeps me here with you.

6. To tend; to have the care of.

And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15.

7. To tend; to feed; to pasture; as, to keep a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle in a yard or in a field. He keeps his horses on oats or on hay.

8. To preserve in any tenor or state. keep a stiff rein.

KEEP the constitution sound.

9. To regard; to attend to.

While the stars and course of heaven I keep--

10. To hold in any state; as, to keep in order.

11. To continue any state, course or action; as, to keep silence; to keep the same road or the same pace; to keep reading or talking; to keep a given distance.

12. To practice; to do or perform; to obey; to observe in practice; not to neglect or violate; as, to keep the laws, statutes or commandments of God.

13. To fulfill; to perform; as, to keep one's word, promise or covenant.

14. To practice; to use habitually; as, to keep bad hours.

15. To copy carefully.

Her servant's eyes were fix'd upon her face,

And as she moved or turned, her motions viewed,

Her measures kept, and step by step pursued.

16. To observe or solemnize.

17. To board; to maintain; to supply with necessaries of life. The men are kept at a moderate price per week.

18. To have in the house; to entertain; as, to keep lodgers.

19. To maintain; not to intermit; as, to keep watch or guard.

20. To hold in one's own bosom; to confine to one's own knowledge; not to disclose or communicate to others; not to betray; as, to keep a secret; to keep one's own counsel.

21. To have in pay; as, to keep a servant.

To keep back, to reserve; to withhold; not to disclose or communicate.

I will keep nothing back from you. Jeremiah 42:4.

1. To restrain; ; to prevent from advancing.

KEEP back thy servant also from presumptuous sins. Psalms 19:13.

2. To reserve; to withhold; not to deliver. Acts 5:3.

To keep company with, to frequent the society of; to associate with. Let youth keep company with the wise and good.

To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a journey or voyage.

To keep down, to prevent from rising; not to lift or suffer to be raised.

To keep in, to prevent from escape; to hold in confinement.

1. To conceal; not to tell or disclose.

2. To restrain; to curb.

To keep off, to hinder from approach or attack; as, to keep off an enemy or an evil.

To keep under, to restrain; to hold in subjection; as, to keep under an antagonist or a conquered country; to keep under the appetites and passions.

To keep up, to maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; as, to keep up the price of goods; to keep up one's credit.

1. To maintain; to continue; to hinder from ceasing.

In joy, that which keeps up the action is the desire to continue it.keep out, to hinder from entering or taking possession.

To keep bed, to remain in bed without rising; to be confined to one's bed.

To keep house, to maintain a family state.

His income enables him to keep house.

1. To remain in the house; to be confined.

His feeble health obliges him to keep house.

To keep from, to restrain; to prevent approach.

To keep a school, to maintain or support it; as, the town or its inhabitants keep ten schools; more properly, to govern and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor.

KEEP, verb intransitive To remain in any state; 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 of reach.

1. To last; to endure; not to perish or be impaired. Seek for winter's use apples that will keep

If the malt is not thoroughly dried, the ale it makes will not keep

2. To lodge; to dwell; to reside for a time.

Knock at the study, where, they say, he keeps.

To keep to, to adhere strictly; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise.

To keep on, to go forward; to proceed; to continue to advance.

To keep up, to remain unsubdued; or not to be confined to one's bed.

In popular language, this word signifies to continue; to repeat continually; not to cease.

KEEP, noun Custody; guard. [Little used.]

1. Colloquially, case; condition; as in good keep

2. Guardianship; restraint. [Little used.]

3. A place of confinement; in old castles, the dungeon.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PECU'LIARLY, adv. Particularly; singly.

1. In a manner not common to others.

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