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[ kee-per ]SEE DEFINITION OF keeper

Synonyms for keeper

  • attendant
  • caretaker
  • curator
  • custodian
  • defender
  • archivist
  • conservator
  • guard
  • jailer
  • lookout
  • overseer
  • protector
  • sentinel
  • sentry
  • steward
  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • warden
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KEEPER

I know very well that I'm my brother's keeper, but I can't tell where he is.'

Woe to him who is not the keeper of his own conscience—the supporter of his own resolution!

The keeper of the rendezvous received us gladly, and we shipped immediately.

But my brother is quite too often a keeper of mine—of mine own choice authors.

Just inside the gate he found the little room where the keeper had stayed.

He used to be alive, you know—the Ockley who was keeper of the fives in my first half.

Keeper of the field, and played against Harrow the same year.

The keeper of the boat-house heard this, and came up the steps.

"But you know it is wrong, gentlemen," remonstrated the keeper.

Claude and the keeper Lucas were on the look out to see that the band did not come back.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KEEPER

caretaker

nounperson who maintains something
  • baby sitter
  • concierge
  • curator
  • custodian
  • house-sitter
  • janitor
  • keeper
  • porter
  • sitter
  • super
  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • warden
  • watchperson
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