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KEEPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does keeper mean? 

KEEPER (noun)
  The noun KEEPER has 2 senses:

1. someone in charge of other people
2. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

  Familiarity information: KEEPER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KEEPER (noun)


Sense 1keeper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone in charge of other people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

am I my brother's keeper?

Hypernyms ("keeper" is a kind of...):

defender; guardian; protector; shielder (a person who cares for persons or property)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "keeper"):

baby farmer (someone who runs an establishment that houses and cares for babies for a fee)

baby minder; babyminder; minder (a woman who looks after babies in her own home while their parents are working)

baby-sitter; babysitter; sitter (a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home)

gaoler; jailer; jailor; prison guard; screw; turnkey (someone who guards prisoners)

nanny; nurse; nursemaid (a woman who is the custodian of children)


Sense 2keeper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

custodian; keeper; steward

Hypernyms ("keeper" is a kind of...):

defender; guardian; protector; shielder (a person who cares for persons or property)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "keeper"):

caretaker (a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person))

zoo keeper (the chief person responsible for a zoological garden)

critter sitter; pet sitter (someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home)

lighthouse keeper (the keeper of a lighthouse)

janitor (someone employed to clean and maintain a building)

house sitter (a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money))

greenskeeper (someone responsible for the maintenance of a golf course)

game warden; gamekeeper (a person employed to take care of game and wildlife)

conservator; curator (the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library))


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