What does Maintenance mean?

Definitions for Maintenanceˈmeɪn tə nəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Maintenance.

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. maintenance(noun)

    means of maintenance of a family or group

  3. alimony, maintenance(noun)

    court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

  4. 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"

  5. 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"


  1. Maintenance(n.)

    Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use.

  2. Maintenance(n.)

    Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.

  3. Origin: [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.]


  1. maintenance(Noun)

    Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service

  2. maintenance(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: From mayntenaunce, from maintenance, from maintenir, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maintenance(noun)

    the act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication

  2. Maintenance(noun)

    that which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences

  3. Maintenance(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Maintenance

    The upkeep of property or equipment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Maintenance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2601

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Maintenance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2677

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Maintenance' in Nouns Frequency: #1114


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maintenance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maintenance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Royal Dutch Shell:

    It's not small-scale maintenance.

  2. The Kuwaiti source:

    It is planned maintenance starting from tonight or tomorrow.

  3. Jon Davis:

    They feel they've got a winner from a maintenance standpoint.

  4. Tariq Zahir of Tyche Capital:

    We are going to be going into refinery maintenance very shortly.

  5. United Airlines spokeswoman Karen May:

    Maintenance is inspecting the aircraft as we accommodate the customers.

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