Synonyms for keepers

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kee-per
Phonetic Transcription : ˈki pər

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Définition of keepers

Origin :
  • c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.
  • noun guardian
Example sentences :
  • Then the police are their brothers' keepers, and not you and me, Sarah?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • "Do not take me publicly through the streets," said Arthur to his keepers.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Keepers: gamekeepers employed on all great estates to protect the game and fish.
  • Extract from : « Tom Brown at Rugby » by Thomas Hughes
  • All animals, insects and birds have been domesticated and are fed by their keepers.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 » by Various
  • Our keepers, meanwhile, gave us no heed, but played deep and eagerly.
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • And in my heart I pitied the keepers, should they chance to withstand him in his purpose.
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The Circassians are not only tillers of the soil, but also keepers of flocks and herds.
  • Extract from : « Life of Schamyl » by John Milton Mackie
  • Tom, poor Tom, was out last night, and the keepers will give him up.
  • Extract from : « The Young Duke » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Their sufferings at the hands of keepers and schoolboys read like a page of Foxe.
  • Extract from : « Highways & Byways in Sussex » by E.V. Lucas
  • If it was a place of security for cattle, they were probably the shelters of the keepers.
  • Extract from : « A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland » by Samuel Johnson
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