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Definition 1: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order - [noun denoting act]

Samples where maintenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote the manual on car care

Synonyms for maintenance in the sense of this definition

(maintenance is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in working order again

(... is a kind of maintenance ) keeping a camera in good working order

(... is a kind of maintenance ) keeping a car in good working order

(... is a kind of maintenance ) periodic maintenance on a car or machine

"it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

(... is a kind of maintenance ) introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing

(... is a kind of maintenance ) maintenance at a regularly scheduled time

(... is a kind of maintenance ) care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating

Definition 2: the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where maintenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were in want of sustenance
  • fishing was their main sustainment

Synonyms for maintenance in the sense of this definition

(maintenance is a kind of ...) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

"his support kept the family together" "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Samples where maintenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit

Synonyms for maintenance in the sense of this definition

(maintenance is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(maintenance belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: means of maintenance of a family or group - [noun denoting possession]

(maintenance is a kind of ...) the financial means whereby one lives

"each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

Definition 5: court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for maintenance in the sense of this definition

(maintenance is a kind of ...) a payment made by one person for the support of another

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