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English → English (gcide) Definition: To keep touch Keep \Keep\ (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kept (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Keeping.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I kepe not of armes for to yelp [boast]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain. [1913 Webster] If we lose the field, We can not keep the town. --Shak. [1913 Webster] That I may know what keeps me here with you. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] If we would weigh and keep in our minds what we are considering, that would instruct us. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor. [1913 Webster] His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Keep a stiff rein, and move but gently on. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense it is often used with prepositions and adverbs, as to keep away, to keep down, to keep from, to keep in, out, or off, etc. “To keep off impertinence and solicitation from his superior.” --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of. [1913 Webster] The crown of Stephanus, first king of Hungary, was always kept in the castle of Vicegrade. --Knolles. [1913 Webster] 5. To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard. [1913 Webster] Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee. --Gen. xxviii. 15. [1913 Webster] 6. To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret. [1913 Webster] Great are thy virtues . . . though kept from man. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 7. To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend. [1913 Webster] And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. --Gen. ii. 15. [1913 Webster] In her girlish age, she kept sheep on the moor. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 8. To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc.; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book. [1913 Webster] 9. To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store. [1913 Webster] Like a pedant that keeps a school. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Every one of them kept house by himself. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] 10. To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders. [1913 Webster] 11. To have in one's service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc. [1913 Webster] I keep but three men and a boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 12. To have habitually in stock for sale. [1913 Webster] 13. To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one's word; to keep possession. [1913 Webster] Both day and night did we keep company. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Within this portal as I kept my watch. --Smollett. [1913 Webster] 14. To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to. [1913 Webster] I have kept the faith. --2 Tim. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] Him whom to love is to obey, and keep His great command. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 15. To confine one's self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one's house, room, bed, etc.; hence, to haunt; to frequent. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'Tis hallowed ground; Fairies, and fawns, and satyrs do it keep. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] 16. To observe duly, as a festival, etc.; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast. [1913 Webster] I went with them to the house of God . . . with a multitude that kept holyday. --Ps. xlii. 4. [1913 Webster] To keep at arm's length. See under Arm, n. To keep back. (a) To reserve; to withhold. “I will keep nothing back from you.” --Jer. xlii. 4. (b) To restrain; to hold back. “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins.” --Ps. xix. 13. To keep company with. (a) To frequent the society of; to associate with; as, let youth keep company with the wise and good. (b) To accompany; to go with; as, to keep company with one on a voyage; also, to pay court to, or accept attentions from, with a view to marriage. [Colloq.] To keep counsel. See under Counsel, n. To keep down. (a) To hold in subjection; to restrain; to hinder. (b) (Fine Arts) To subdue in tint or tone, as a portion of a picture, so that the spectator's attention may not be diverted from the more important parts of the work. To keep good hours or To keep bad hours, to be customarily early (or late) in returning home or in retiring to rest. To keep house. (a) To occupy a separate house or establishment, as with one's family, as distinguished from boarding; to manage domestic affairs. (b) (Eng. Bankrupt Law) To seclude one's self in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors. To keep one's hand in, to keep in practice. To keep open house, to be hospitable. To keep the peace (Law), to avoid or to prevent a breach of the peace. To keep school, to govern, manage and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor. To keep a stiff upper lip, to keep up one's courage. [Slang] To keep term. (a) (Eng. Universities) To reside during a term. (b) (Inns of Court) To eat a sufficient number of dinners in hall to make the term count for the purpose of being called to the bar. [Eng.] --Mozley & W. To keep touch. See under Touch, n. To keep under, to hold in subjection; hence, to oppress. To keep up. (a) To maintain; to prevent from falling or diminution; as, to keep up the price of goods; to keep up one's credit. (b) To maintain; to continue; to prevent from ceasing. “In joy, that which keeps up the action is the desire to continue it.” --Locke. Syn: To retain; detain; reserve; preserve; hold; restrain; maintain; sustain; support; withhold. -- To Keep. Usage: Retain, Preserve. Keep is the generic term, and is often used where retain or preserve would too much restrict the meaning; as, to keep silence, etc. Retain denotes that we keep or hold things, as against influences which might deprive us of them, or reasons which might lead us to give them up; as, to retain vivacity in old age; to retain counsel in a lawsuit; to retain one's servant after a reverse of fortune. Preserve denotes that we keep a thing against agencies which might lead to its being destroyed or broken in upon; as, to preserve one's health; to preserve appearances. [1913 Webster] Touch \Touch\, n. [Cf. F. touche. See Touch, v. ] 1. The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact. [1913 Webster] Their touch affrights me as a serpent's sting. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) The sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin is recognized; the sense by which the properties of bodies are determined by contact; the tactile sense. See Tactile sense, under Tactile. [1913 Webster] The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Pure tactile feelings are necessarily rare, since temperature sensations and muscular sensations are more or less combined with them. The organs of touch are found chiefly in the epidermis of the skin and certain underlying nervous structures. [1913 Webster] 3. Act or power of exciting emotion. [1913 Webster] Not alone The death of Fulvia, with more urgent touches, Do strongly speak to us. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. An emotion or affection. [1913 Webster] A true, natural, and a sensible touch of mercy. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 5. Personal reference or application. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Speech of touch toward others should be sparingly used. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 6. A stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof. [1913 Webster] I never bare any touch of conscience with greater regret. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] 7. A single stroke on a drawing or a picture. [1913 Webster] Never give the least touch with your pencil till you have well examined your design. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 8. Feature; lineament; trait. [1913 Webster] Of many faces, eyes, and hearts, To have the touches dearest prized. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes. [1913 Webster] Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 10. A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash. [1913 Webster] Eyes La touch of Sir Peter Lely in them. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster] Madam, I have a touch of your condition. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 11. A hint; a suggestion; slight notice. [1913 Webster] A small touch will put him in mind of them. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 12. A slight and brief essay. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Print my preface in such form as, in the booksellers' phrase, will make a sixpenny touch. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 13. A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone. [Obs.] “ Now do I play the touch.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] A neat new monument of touch and alabaster. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 14. Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality. [1913 Webster] Equity, the true touch of all laws. --Carew. [1913 Webster] Friends of noble touch . --Shak. [1913 Webster] 15. (Mus.) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers; as, a heavy touch, or a light touch; also, the manner of touching, striking, or pressing the keys of a piano; as, a legato touch; a staccato touch. [1913 Webster] 16. (Shipbilding) The broadest part of a plank worked top and but (see Top and but, under Top, n.), or of one worked anchor-stock fashion (that is, tapered from the middle to both ends); also, the angles of the stern timbers at the counters. --J. Knowles. [1913 Webster] 17. (Football) That part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side. --Encyc. of Rural Sports. [1913 Webster] 18. A boys' game; tag. [1913 Webster] 19. (Change Ringing) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, that is, less than 5,040. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 20. An act of borrowing or stealing. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 21. Tallow; -- a plumber's term. [Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] In touch (a) (Football), outside of bounds. --T. Hughes. (b) in communication; communicating, once or repeatedly. To be in touch, (a) to be in contact, communication, or in sympathy. (b) to be aware of current events. To keep touch. (a) To be true or punctual to a promise or engagement [Obs.]; hence, to fulfill duly a function. [1913 Webster] My mind and senses keep touch and time. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] (b) To keep in contact; to maintain connection or sympathy; -- with with or of. Also to keep in touch. Touch and go, a phrase descriptive of a narrow escape. True as touch (i. e., touchstone), quite true. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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