Retaining vs Keeping - What's the difference?

retaining | keeping |


As verbs the difference between retaining and keeping

is that retaining is while keeping is .

As an adjective retaining

is of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall.

As a noun keeping is

conformity or harmony.

retaining

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • keeping

    English

    Noun

  • conformity or harmony.
  • The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.
    The foreground of this painting is not in keeping .
  • charge or care.
  • * South
  • His happiness is in his own keeping .
  • Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
  • The cattle have good keeping .
  • * Milton
  • the work of many hands, which earns my keeping

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * in keeping with

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