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Definition of Kept

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retain possession of, hold onto; save, store; watch over, care for, look after, maintain; observe, obey, adhere; stay, remain; continue; stop, cease
Kept Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(imp. & p. p.)
of Keep.
(imp. & p. p.)
of Keep
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\kept\ (?), imp. & p. p. of keep.
mistress, a concubine; a woman supported by a man as his paramour.
adj : (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded; "unbroken promises"; "promises kept" [syn: unbroken]
[ant: broken]

  similar words(4) 

 kept woman 
 kept up 
 kept mistress 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cadwedig = preserved, guarded, kept, saved
WordNet 2.0

1. (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded; "unbroken promises"; "promises kept"
(synonym) unbroken
(classification) contract

1. the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
(synonym) support, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
(hypernym) resource
(hyponym) comforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniences
(derivation) sustain, maintain
2. the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
(synonym) donjon, dungeon
(hypernym) stronghold, fastness
(hyponym) Black Hole of Calcutta
(part-holonym) castle
3. a cell in a jail or prison
(synonym) hold
(hypernym) cell, jail cell, prison cell

1. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
(synonym) maintain, hold
(hyponym) pressurize, pressurise
(see-also) keep in
2. continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
(synonym) continue, go on, proceed, go along
(hypernym) act, move
(hyponym) hold
(verb-group) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve
3. retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
(synonym) hold on
(antonym) lose
(hypernym) have, have got, hold
(hyponym) carry over, hold over
(see-also) withhold, keep back
(verb-group) keep open, hold open, save
(derivation) retention, keeping, holding
4. prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
(synonym) prevent
(hyponym) defend
5. conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
(synonym) observe
(hyponym) make good
(derivation) keeping
6. observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
(synonym) observe, maintain
7. look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
(hypernym) have, have got, hold
(hyponym) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up
(verb-group) preserve
(derivation) keeper
8. maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
(synonym) maintain
(hypernym) record, enter, put down
9. supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"
(hypernym) lodge, accommodate
10. allow to remain in a place or position; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"
(synonym) retain, continue, keep on, keep going
(hypernym) prolong, sustain, keep up
(verb-group) run on, keep going
11. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
(synonym) sustain, maintain
(hypernym) have, have got, hold
(hyponym) patronage
(derivation) support, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
12. fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
(synonym) stay fresh
(hypernym) stay, remain, rest
(verb-group) preserve
13. celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
(synonym) observe, celebrate
(hyponym) commemorate, mark
14. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
(synonym) restrain, suppress, keep back, hold back
(hypernym) prevent
(hyponym) hold
15. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"
(synonym) preserve
(hypernym) protect
16. raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
(hypernym) grow, raise, farm, produce
(hyponym) herd
17. retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
(synonym) keep open, hold open, save
(hypernym) reserve, hold, book
(verb-group) hold on
18. store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
(hypernym) store
19. have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
(hypernym) have, have got, hold
20. maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
(synonym) maintain
(hypernym) have, have got, hold
21. hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"
(hypernym) confine, detain
(verb-group) prevent
(derivation) hold
22. prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
(synonym) preserve
(hypernym) cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
(hyponym) freeze-dry
(verb-group) stay fresh
Kept Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Kept is a reality television series that centered on Jerry Hall (model and ex-wife to Mick Jagger) searching for a kept man. The show premiered on the American cable network VH1 in late May 2005. When Hall narrowed the list down to twelve, she spirited them off to London and eliminated them one by one.

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Kept Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The 'K' hands are crossed, the right above the left, little finger edges down. In this position the hands are moved up and down a short distance.