verb (keeps, keeping, kept)
- The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.
- Noun, Support.
- He works as a cobbler's apprentice for his .
(Middle English) note; take keep take note
- And shame it is, if a preest take <br>A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep CHAUCER G.P. 503-4
(transitive) To maintain possession of.
I a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.
(transitive) To preserve.
I my specimens under glass to protect them.
(transitive) To remain in, to be confined to.
1605, w:William_Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, King Lear, III.ii,
:The wrathful skies
:Gallow the very wanderers of the dark
:And make them their caves.
(transitive) To restrain.
- I my brother out of trouble by keeping him away from his friends and hard at work.
(intransitive) To continue.
- I taking the tablets, but to no avail.
(context, intransitive, cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
- Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.