Definition of keeper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːpə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːpər//
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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a person whose job is to take care of a building, its contents or something valuable the keeper of geology at the museum see also shopkeeper
  2. 2a person whose job is to take care of animals, especially in a zoo see also gamekeeper, zookeeper
  3. 3(British English, informal) = goalkeeper, wicketkeeper
  4. 4(informal) something that is worth keeping
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: from keep + -er.Idioms (saying) (often used by children) anyone who finds something has a right to keep it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: keeper