keeping

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Keep

n.

  1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
  2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.
  3. Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other.
  4. Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.