- A person who takes care of something or someone.
- A person who is responsible for the safekeeping of something or someone.
Middle english kepere, from old english cēpere 'guardian, servant', from proto-germanic *kōparaz 'watchman'.
- The keeper of the museum was responsible for the preservation of the valuable artifacts.
- The keeper of the park was responsible for maintaining the grounds and ensuring public safety.
- The keeper of the zoo was an expert on the animals and their care.
- The keeper of the lighthouse was a solitary figure, tasked with guiding ships safely through the night.
- The keeper of the secret was trusted with the safekeeping of a valuable piece of information.