Keeping vs Meaning - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between keeping and meaning

is that keeping is conformity or harmony while meaning is the symbolic value of something.

As verbs the difference between keeping and meaning

is that keeping is while meaning is .

As an adjective meaning is

having a (specified) intention.




  • 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


  • Derived terms

    * in keeping with




    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mening, menyng, equivalent to .


    (en noun)
  • The symbolic value of something.
  • *
  • *:Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ ("I never) understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
  • The significance of a thing.
  • :
  • (lb) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.
  • (lb) Intention.
  • *(rfdate) (Sir Walter Raleigh):
  • *:It was their meaning to take what they needed by stronghand.
  • Synonyms
    * sense, definition
    * proposition
    Derived terms
    * antimeaning * meaning of life * meaningful * meaningless * meaninglessly * meaninglessness

    Etymology 2

    From .


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    (en adjective)
  • Having a (specified) intention.
  • Expressing some intention or significance; meaningful.
  • *1839 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘William Wilson’:
  • *:I might, to-day, have been a better, and thus a happier man, had I less frequently rejected the counsels embodied in those meaning whispers which I then but too cordially hated and too bitterly despised.
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