What does maintainer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upholder, maintainer, sustainernoun

    someone who upholds or maintains

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


  1. maintainernoun

    Someone who keeps or upholds something.

  2. maintainernoun

    A person who does maintenance work.

  3. maintainernoun

    A device used to keep teeth in a given position.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Maintainernoun

    Supporter; cherisher.

    Etymology: from maintain.

    He dedicated the work to Philip Sidney, a special maintainer of all learning. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.

    The maintainers and cherishers of a regular devotion, a true and decent piety. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. maintainer

    The technical meaning of maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, and residential installations. Over time, this has come to include multiple wordings that describe various cost-effective practices to keep equipment operational; these activities occur either before or after a failure.


  1. maintainer

    A maintainer is a person or an organization that is responsible for keeping something in good condition by regularly checking and repairing it when necessary. This could apply to various fields including technology, where a maintainer could be overseeing a software, machines in a factory or a building structure, ensuring its proper function and longevity. In open source projects, a maintainer is a person who manages and guides the project's progress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maintainernoun

    one who maintains

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  1. antimerina

  2. remaintain

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maintainer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maintainer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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