What does upkeep mean?

Definitions for upkeepˈʌpˌkip

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upkeep

    up′kēp, n. maintenance, means of support.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upkeep in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upkeep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for upkeep

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Wartung, UnterhaltGerman
  • mantenimiento, mantenerSpanish
  • huoltaa, ylläpito, kunnossapito, pitää kunnossa, huoltoFinnish
  • entretienFrench
  • manutenzione, manutenereItalian
  • onderhoudDutch
  • содержание, обслуживание, [[содержать]] в [[исправность, [[проводить]] [[техническое обслуживание]]Russian

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