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"
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.
Origin: [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.]
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
Origin: [OF. maintenance. See Maintain.]
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The upkeep of property or equipment.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'maintenance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2601
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of maintenance in a Sentence
It's not small-scale maintenance.
Consider deferred maintenance and other hidden costs.
It is planned maintenance starting from tonight or tomorrow.
They feel they've got a winner from a maintenance standpoint.
They have spent years stealing money and not doing maintenance.
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Translations for maintenance
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- mantenimentCatalan, Valencian
- hævdelse, vedligeholdelse, forsvarDanish
- Wartung, InstandhaltungGerman
- huolto, kunnossapitoFinnish
- entretien, maintenanceFrench
- cumail suas, gleidheadhScottish Gaelic
- karbantartás, szervízHungarian
- 維持, 保守Japanese
- handhaving, onderhoudDutch
- ремонт, обслуживание, обслуRussian
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