Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: keeper  kee-pu(r)
  1. Someone in charge of other people
    "am I my brother's keeper?"
     
  2. One having charge of buildings, grounds or animals
    - custodian, steward
     
  3. (cricket) the person who stands behind the wicket to catch balls
    - wicket-keeper, wicketkeeper
     
  4. The defensive position on an ice hockey, soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
    - goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender [N. Amer]
     
  5. The soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
    - goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender [N. Amer], netkeeper, netminder
     
  6. A part of a mechanism that catches or secures another part

Derived forms: keepers

Type of: cricketer, defender, football player [Brit], footballer [Brit], guardian, hockey player, ice-hockey player, position, protector, shielder, soccer player

Encyclopedia: Keeper