Definitions for maintainer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve.

  2. to keep in due condition, operation, or force.

  3. to keep in a specified state, position, etc.

  4. to affirm; assert; declare.

  5. to support in speech or argument.

  6. to keep or hold against attack.

  7. to provide for the upkeep or support of.

Origin of maintain:

1200–50; 蠐 VL *manūtenēre lit., to hold in the hand


Princeton's WordNet

  1. upholder, maintainer, sustainer(noun)

    someone who upholds or maintains

    "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"


  1. maintainer(Noun)

    Someone who keeps or upholds something.

  2. maintainer(Noun)

    A person who does maintenance work.

  3. maintainer(Noun)

    A device used to keep teeth in a given position.

  4. Origin: From maintenour, mainteneor, from maintenir; with later remodelling of the suffix after -er.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maintainer(noun)

    one who maintains


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