Definitions for upkeepˈʌpˌkip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the maintenance, repairs, etc., necessary for the proper functioning of a machine, building, household, etc.

    Category: Business

  2. the cost of this:

    Upkeep is one quarter of our budget.

    Category: Business

Origin of upkeep:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. care, maintenance, upkeep(noun)

    activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

    "he wrote the manual on car care"

  2. 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"


  1. upkeep(Noun)

    maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good repair

    I would enjoy having a swimming pool, but I don't want to deal with the upkeep.

  2. upkeep(Verb)

    to maintain (something) or keep it in good repair

    Do you know how to upkeep a boat?

  3. Origin: A compound word from up + keep

Anagrams of upkeep

  1. keep up

Translations for upkeep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the cost of) the process of keeping eg a house, car etc in a good condition

She can no longer afford the upkeep of this house.

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