(redirected from keep time)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.


Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Inner tower of a castle.

keep, donjon

The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is ideal for musicians who want to keep time with improved, accurate tempo.
Twelve dancers six of them carrying reindeer antlers are accompanied by Maid Marion, a hobby horse, jester, a boy carrying a bow and arrow, another one playing a triangle to keep time, and an accordionist.
That's how a watch uses a quartz crystal to keep time.
One coach will be the pitcher for both teams and one will keep time on the stopwatch.
Hewitt will be conscious of the fact that he has played a lot more tennis than Roddick and he may well thread some energy-saving measures into his gameplan and try to keep time on court short.
The study, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research on behalf of the new Keep Time for Children initiative, was based on data from the 2003 Labour Force Survey of 138,000 adults.
This provocative book uses the construction of a clock designed to keep time for 10,000 years as a philosophical metaphor for deep thinking about the future.
The cards and tags can control functionalities, such as managing locks, and users can also administer credit accounts for cardholders or keep time and attendance records.
Have your partner keep time and record how long it took you to finish sorting the entire deck.
Epoxy was used instead of the casting resin and seemed to create a better gear but it still had its imperfections, As demonstrated, the metric clock can keep time within .
The pieces being examined by the appraisers were used to cook a couple thousand meals, to keep time in a household or office full of busy folks, or to entertain family and friends on long wintry nights.
Atomic-fountain clocks keep time with spectacular accuracy, but they can't compete with an ordinary wristwatch in terms of reliability.