Dictionary

TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 11 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 11 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 12 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is keeps a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, keeps is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 11 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 11 points.

  • Is keeps a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, keeps is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 12 points.

Definition(s)

Noun
1.
meaning: a cell in a jail or prison ;
synonyms: {hold}
2.
meaning: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ;
synonyms: {donjon}; {dungeon}
3.
meaning: the financial means whereby one lives;
examples: each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood
synonyms: {support}; {livelihood}; {living}; {bread_and_butter}; {sustenance}
Verb
1.
meaning: prevent (food) from rotting;
examples: preserved meats; keep potatoes fresh
synonyms: {preserve}
2.
meaning: prevent the action or expression of;
examples: hold back your anger; keep your cool; she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays
synonyms: {restrain}; {keep_back}; {hold_back}
3.
meaning: hold and prevent from leaving;
examples: The student was kept after school
4.
meaning: maintain for use and service;
examples: I keep a car in the countryside; She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips
synonyms: {maintain}
5.
meaning: have as a supply;
examples: 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
6.
meaning: store or keep customarily;
examples: Where do you keep your gardening tools?
7.
meaning: retain rights to;
examples: keep my job for me while I give birth; keep my seat, please; keep open the possibility of a merger
synonyms: {keep_open}; {hold_open}; {save}
8.
meaning: raise;
examples: She keeps a few chickens in the yard; he keeps bees
9.
meaning: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger;
examples: May God keep you
synonyms: {preserve}
10.
meaning: behave as expected during of holidays or rites;
examples: Keep the commandments; celebrate Christmas; Observe Yom Kippur
synonyms: {observe}; {celebrate}
11.
meaning: fail to spoil or rot;
examples: These potatoes keep for a long time
synonyms: {stay_fresh}
12.
meaning: supply with necessities and support;
examples: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep
synonyms: {sustain}; {maintain}
13.
meaning: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature;
examples: 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; She retained her composure; this garment retains its shape even after many washings
synonyms: {retain}; {continue}; {keep_on}
14.
meaning: supply with room and board;
examples: He is keeping three women in the guest cottage; keep boarders
15.
meaning: maintain by writing regular records;
examples: keep a diary; maintain a record; keep notes
synonyms: {maintain}
16.
meaning: look after;
examples: be the keeper of; have charge of; He keeps the shop when I am gone
17.
meaning: stick to correctly or closely;
examples: The pianist kept time with the metronome; keep count; I cannot keep track of all my employees
synonyms: {observe}; {maintain}
18.
meaning: conform one's action or practice to;
examples: keep appointments; she never keeps her promises; We kept to the original conditions of the contract
synonyms: {observe}
19.
meaning: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state;
examples: We must prevent the cancer from spreading; His snoring kept me from falling asleep; Keep the child from eating the marbles
synonyms: {prevent}
20.
meaning: retain possession of;
examples: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married
synonyms: {hold_on}
21.
meaning: continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
examples: Keep on working!; We continued to work into the night; Keep smiling; We went on working until well past midnight
synonyms: {continue}; {go_on}; {proceed}; {go_along}
22.
meaning: cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity;
examples: e.g., `keep clean'; hold in place; She always held herself as a lady; The students keep me on my toes
synonyms: {maintain}; {hold}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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