1. [ noun ] (sociology) the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
Synonyms: safekeeping guardianship

"he left his car in my keeping"

Related terms: duty hands keep
2. [ noun ] conformity or harmony

"his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

Related terms: conformity observe
3. [ noun ] the act of keeping in your possession
Synonyms: retention holding
Related terms: possession storage withholding retain