Keeper vs Steward - What's the difference?

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Keeper is a related term of steward.

As a noun keeper

is one who keeps something.

As a proper noun steward is

, a variant of stewart.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • One who keeps something.
  • Finders keepers ; losers weepers.
  • (slang) A person or thing worth keeping.
  • You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper .
  • * 2005 , , Volume 122, Issues 7-12, page 101,
  • When he brought me home and volunteered to come with me while I walked my dog, Max, I knew he was a keeper .
  • * 2008 , Jennifer Zomar, A Candle for the Children , page 28,
  • We hadn't dated for long when he said those three magic words: "I'll cook tonight." I knew he was a keeper .
  • * 2008 , Sherri Erwin, Naughty Or Nice , page 247,
  • "Fine," I agreed. “But, Josh, my sister and I can handle it. You sit, watch football with the guys.”
    “I would rather stick close to you. Besides, I love cleaning up.”
    “I knew he was a keeper ,” Gran said.
  • A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard; sometimes a gamekeeper.
  • * Bible
  • And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper ?
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=4 citation , passage=The inquest on keeper Davidson was duly held, and at the commencement seemed likely to cause Tony Palliser less anxiety than he had expected.}}
  • (sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=June 4 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 2 - 2 Switzerland , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=England should have capitalised on their growing momentum to win, but Darren Bent failed to reproduce the finishing touches that have brought him goals in three successive appearances. He was blocked by Diego Benaglio when he was played in by Wilshere then blazed over the top of an open goal late on after Young's shot was saved by Switzerland's keeper .}}
  • A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
  • (American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
  • One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
  • * Bible, Titus ii. 5
  • discreet; chaste; keepers at home
  • * 1971 , H. R. F. Keating, The Strong Man
  • I was not altogether surprised: they seemed to be, even more than people in the surrounding wolds, stolid keepers -to-themselves, impossible to stir, dourly determined to stick to the firm routine of their lives
  • A fruit that keeps well.
  • * Downing
  • The Roxbury Russet is a good keeper .

    Derived terms

    * account-keeper * beekeeper * bookkeeper * bridgekeeper * brothel keeper * deer-keeper * doorkeeper * dungeon-keeper * forestkeeper * gamekeeper * gaolkeeper * gatekeeper * goalkeeper * greenskeeper * groundkeeper * groundskeeper * harem-keeper * hotelkeeper * housekeeper * innkeeper * jailkeeper * keykeeper * lighthouse keeper * lock-keeper * menagerie keeper * park keeper * ring-keeper * salad keeper * scorekeeper * seal keeper * shopkeeper * storekeeper * tally-keeper * timekeeper * watchkeeper * wicketkeeper * zookeeper



    (en noun)
  • A person who manages the property or affairs for another entity.
  • A ship's officer who is in charge of making dining arrangements and provisions.
  • *
  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards , carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
  • A flight attendant, especially but not exclusively'' a male flight attendant. ''Often as "air steward", "airline steward", etc.
  • A union member who is selected as a representative for fellow workers in negotiating terms with management.
  • A person who has charge of buildings and/or grounds and/or animals.
  • A fiscal agent of certain bodies.
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  • In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.
  • In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
  • :(Erskine)
  • In information technology, somebody who is responsible for managing a set of projects, products or technologies and how they affect the IT organization to which they belong.
  • Synonyms

    * (union member) (l) * (l), (l)

    Derived terms

    * shop steward * stewardly * stewardry * understeward


    * stewardess


    (en verb)
  • To act as the steward or caretaker of (something)
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 1, author=Richard G. Jones, title=An Acting Governor’s Balancing Act: Taking the Lead Without Stepping on Toes, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, a Democrat from Middlesex County, said, “It’s an uncomfortable situation,” but added that Mr. Codey is nevertheless “ably stewarding the state.”}}



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