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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Keeping \Keep"ing\, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster] His happiness is in his own keeping. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913 Webster] The work of many hands, which earns my keeping. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other; his levity is not in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. (Paint.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping. [1913 Webster] Keeping room, a family sitting room. [New Eng. & Prov. Eng.] Syn: Care; guardianship; custody; possession. [1913 Webster]