care, maintenance, upkeepnoun
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, upkeepnoun
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 maintenancenoun
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"
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.
Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.
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.
Etymology: 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
Etymology: [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.]
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The upkeep of property or equipment.
The regular tasks to keep a house, building, thing, vehicle, property, place, open space or location functioning at an optimum level.
The monthly maintenance of the production plant grounds was wise due to the nature of the business.Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'maintenance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2601
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Rank popularity for the word 'maintenance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2677
Rank popularity for the word 'maintenance' in Nouns Frequency: #1114
The numerical value of maintenance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of maintenance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
If Iran's airlines are able to replace these older aircraft with newer examples they [can] benefit from reduced operating costs from both a fuel and maintenance perspective. This will drive increased operational efficiencies.
I expect that with refinery maintenance peaking (in the U.S., Europe and Asia) in mid-April, that will push oil prices down.
As we reach midlife, we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.
Vehicle maintenance costs, insurance costs, these are bread-and-butter issues for ride-hailing drivers.
Find the people for us. We suspect that the airplane wreckage could be faked, parts previously used and exchanged in maintenance could be thrown down there, but the people right now cannot be found.
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- mantenimentCatalan, Valencian
- forsvar, vedligeholdelse, hævdelseDanish
- Instandhaltung, WartungGerman
- kunnossapito, huoltoFinnish
- maintenance, entretienFrench
- cumail suas, gleidheadhScottish Gaelic
- karbantartás, szervízHungarian
- 維持, 保守Japanese
- onderhoud, handhavingDutch
- обслу, ремонт, обслуживаниеRussian
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