Associations to the word «Keeper»


KEEPER, noun. One who keeps something.
KEEPER, noun. (slang) A person or thing worth keeping.
KEEPER, noun. A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard; sometimes a gamekeeper.
KEEPER, noun. (sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
KEEPER, noun. A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
KEEPER, noun. (American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
KEEPER, noun. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
KEEPER, noun. A fruit that keeps well.

Dictionary definition

KEEPER, noun. Someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?".
KEEPER, noun. One having charge of buildings or grounds or animals.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats