kept kept  /ˈkɛpt/


  1. (n) the financial means whereby one lives
  2. (n) the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
  3. (n) a cell in a jail or prison
  4. (v) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
  5. (v) continue a certain state, condition, or activity
  6. (v) retain possession of
  7. (v) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
  8. (v) conform one's action or practice to
  9. (v) stick to correctly or closely
  10. (v) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of
  11. (v) maintain by writing regular records
  12. (v) supply with room and board
  13. (v) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
  14. (v) supply with necessities and support
  15. (v) fail to spoil or rot
  16. (v) behave as expected during of holidays or rites
  17. (v) keep under control; keep in check
  18. (v) maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
  19. (v) raise
  20. (v) retain rights to
  21. (v) store or keep customarily
  22. (v) have as a supply
  23. (v) maintain for use and service
  24. (v) hold and prevent from leaving
  25. (v) prevent (food) from rotting
  26. (adj) (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded


  1. Low desire in men has got to be America's best-kept secret.
  2. Those two forces have kept NNT from being a big part of medical education.
  3. Dahmer kept his skull as a souvenir.


  1. Toni On! New York: The Best Kept Chocolate Secrets

    This week WLNY's Toni Senecal has uncovered the 10 best kept chocolate secrets in the Tri-State Area.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  2. News Summary: Paris wants culture kept out of pact

    OFF THE TABLE: France told members of the European Union that the movie and television industry must be kept out of free trade talks with the U.S., even if it delays the formal start of negotiations. LITTLE ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Panel: Filing errors kept Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association off American Airlines union ballot

    The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association was kept off the union ballot for American Airlines maintenance workers because of missed deadlines and a technical error.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tulsa World


  1. In a statement issued last night, President Obama said that the vote "rightly reflects the outrage that so many feel over the lavish bonuses that AIG provided its employees at the expense of the taxpayers who have kept this failed company afloat".
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

  2. "My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true," Kornheiser said. "When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the perfect storm that would've frequently moved me from bus to air. I kept looking at the schedule the past month and wanted to...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Tony Kornheiser Source: New York Daily News

  3. "A few years ago people kept saying that isn't it a shame there aren't any new generations coming through," Klose said.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Miroslav Klose Source:

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