Definitions for maintenanceˈmeɪn tə nəns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
main•te•nanceˈmeɪn tə nəns(n.)
the act of maintaining or the state of being maintained.
means of support or subsistence; livelihood.
a meddling in a lawsuit in which the meddler has no interest.
Origin of maintenance:
1275–1325; < MF maintenance. See maintain , -ance
care, maintenance, upkeep(noun)
activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
"he wrote the manual on car care"
means of maintenance of a family or group
court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep(noun)
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
"they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
maintenance, criminal maintenance(noun)
the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community
"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
maintenance(noun)ˈmeɪn tə nəns
work done to keep sth in good condition
car maintenance; winter maintenance on our highways
maintenanceˈmeɪn tə nəns
the continuation or preservation of sth
the maintenance of good relations between the two countries
maintenanceˈmeɪn tə nəns
alimony or child support
fathers who fail to pay maintenance
Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service
A tort committed when a third party who does not have a bona fide interest in a lawsuit provides help or acquires an interest to a litigant's lawsuit.
Origin: From mayntenaunce, from maintenance, from maintenir, from .
the act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication
that which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences
an officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The upkeep of property or equipment.
Translations for maintenance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the process of keeping something in good condition
- manutençãoPortuguese (BR)
- die InstandhaltungGerman
- συντήρηση, έξοδα συντήρησηςGreek
- mantenimiento, conservaciónSpanish
- čuvanje, održavanjeCroatian
- 유지, 보수Korean
- išlaikymas, priežiūra, eksploatacijaLithuanian
- ekspluatācija; apkopeLatvian
- ښه ساتلPashto
- техническое обслуживаниеRussian
- underhåll, skötselSwedish
- bakım ve onarımTurkish
- 保養Chinese (Trad.)
- догляд; ремонтUkrainian
- قاءم رکھنے کا عملUrdu
- sự bảo dưỡngVietnamese
- 保养Chinese (Simp.)
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