4 Letters
2 Consonants
2 Vowels
1 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use keep as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
About Keep
A 1 syllables noun and 4 letters with the letters e, k, and p, 2 consonants, 2 vowels and 1 syllables with the middle letters ee. Keep starts with and ends in a consonant with the starting letters k, ke, kee, and the ending characters are p, ep, eep, . Keep is also a double vowel (ee) word. View the double vowel words list.
A cell in a jail or prison
Middle English
School Grade
Keep is set as a kindergarten word that starts with k, ends with p, 1 syllables, 2 vowels and 4 letters.
Is keep a scrabble word? A 10 point word in scrabble. Check the word games tab below for probability, odds and more.
Pig Latin
Keep in Pig Latin is said as "eepkay or eepkway".
k | e | e | p
ke | ee | ep
kee | eep
Word Gram
Noun Examples
a cell in a jail or prison
the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
the financial means whereby one lives;
"each child was expected to pay for their keep";
"he applied to the state for support";
"he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
Verb Examples
prevent (food) from rotting;
"preserved meats";
"keep potatoes fresh"
observe correctly or closely;
"The pianist kept time with the metronome";
"keep count";
"I cannot keep track of all my employees"
maintain by writing regular records;
"keep a diary";
"maintain a record";
"keep notes"
supply with necessities and support;
"She alone sustained her family";
"The money will sustain our good cause";
"There's little to earn and many to keep"
hold and prevent from leaving;
"The student was kept after school"
retain possession of;
"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?";
"She kept her maiden name after she married"
look after;
be the keeper of;
have charge of;
"He keeps the shop when I am gone"
maintain for use and service;
"I keep a car in the countryside";
"She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
have as a supply;
"I always keep batteries in the freezer";
"keep food for a week in the pantry";
"She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"
store or keep customarily;
"Where do you keep your gardening tools?"
retain rights to;
"keep my job for me while I give birth";
"keep my seat, please";
"keep open the possibility of a merger"
allow to remain in a place or position;
"We cannot continue several servants any longer";
"She retains a lawyer";
"The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff";
"Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on";
"We kept the
keep under control;
keep in check;
"suppress a smile";
"keep your temper";
"keep your cool"
prevent from doing something or being in a certain state;
"We must prevent the cancer from spreading";
"His snoring kept me from falling asleep";
"keep the child from eating the marbles"
celebrate, as of holidays or rites;
"keep the commandments";
"celebrate Christmas";
"Observe Yom Kippur"
conform one's action or practice to;
"keep appointments";
"she never keeps her promises";
"We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
supply with room and board;
"He is keeping three women in the guest cottage";
"keep boarders"
"She keeps a few chickens in the yard";
"he keeps bees"
keep in a certain state, position, or activity;
e.g., "keep clean";
"hold in place";
"She always held herself as a lady";
"The students keep me on my toes"
continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
"keep on working!";
"We continued to work into the night";
"keep smiling";
"We went on working until well past midnight"
maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger;
"May God keep you"
fail to spoil or rot;
"These potatoes keep for a long time"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Keep"

There are 1,011 synonyms available. These are cognitive relationship words which is to say they have a similar meaning, mean the same thing, or have close definition and relationship to keep.

Abideput up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"
"The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
"he learned to tolerate the heat"
"She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
Abide By
Abstainchoose no to consume
"I abstain from alcohol"
Accede To
Accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
Accommodation(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye
Accumulatecollect or gather
"Journals are accumulating in my office"
"The work keeps piling up"
Acea serve that the receiver is unable to reach
Acknowledgeaccept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
"The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"
"We do not recognize your gods"

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There are 3 anagrams from keep.

Anagram Definition
Peeka secret look
Pekea Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
Keepa cell in a jail or prison

View English words with the unique letters used in keep. Words With The Letters Ekp


Keep derives from 4 words.

Word Definition
Confineplace limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"
"limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Holdthe act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"
"he has a strong grip for an old man"
"she kept a firm hold on the railing"
Keepa cell in a jail or prison
Restrainplace limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"
"limit the time you can spend with your friends"


Keep has 3 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Cell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
Jail Cell
Prison Cell

The word games Words With Friends, 4pics1Word, Word Chums, and Jumble which is by far one of the most successful of the word games. Jumble was created in 1954 - below, you will find the most unscrambled letters for each descramble word game that others have solved or decoded to make the word keep.

Is keep a scrabble word or can you use keep in Words With Friends? The probability of getting this word in scrabble is 1 out of every 29706 games and in Words With Friends it's 1 out of every 29475 games. This 4 letter 10 point scrabble word can be rearranged 12 ways. What other words can be made with the letters e, k, and p? There's 33 with 6 letters or less with the letters e, k, and p. Here is a list of 25 to try to get you more points.

WordScrabbleWords With FriendsWord Chums4Pics1WordJumble
Upkeep (6 letters) 14 +4 17 +6 upkeep
Uptake (6 letters) 12 +2 14 +3 uptake
Peek (4 letters) 10 11 keep
Peke (4 letters) 10 11 keep
Peak (4 letters) 10 11 peak
Keypad (6 letters) 16 +6 16 +5 keypad
Keep (4 letters) 10 11 keep
Packet (6 letters) 14 +4 16 +5 packet
Peruke (6 letters) 12 +2 14 +3 peruke
Skep (4 letters) 10 11 skep
Tupek (5 letters) 11 +1 13 +2 tupek
Speck (5 letters) 13 +3 15 +4 speck
Packer (6 letters) 14 +4 16 +5 packer
Keeper (6 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 keeper
Puke (4 letters) 10 12 +1 puke
Capek (5 letters) 13 +3 15 +4 capek
Parker (6 letters) 12 +2 13 +2 parker
Speke (5 letters) 11 +1 12 +1 eekps
Perk (4 letters) 10 11 perk
Peck (4 letters) 12 +2 14 +3 cekp
Pucker (6 letters) 14 +4 17 +6 pucker
Speak (5 letters) 11 +1 12 +1 speak
Pesky (5 letters) 14 +4 14 +3 pesky
Perked (6 letters) 13 +3 14 +3 deekpr
Kept (4 letters) 10 11 kept

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