Keeping vs Maintaining - What's the difference?

keeping | maintaining |


As nouns the difference between keeping and maintaining

is that keeping is conformity or harmony while maintaining is the act of doing maintenance.

As verbs the difference between keeping and maintaining

is that keeping is while maintaining is .

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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    maintaining

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The act of doing maintenance.
  • Verb

    (head)