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main·te·nance

 (mān′tə-nəns)
n.
1. The act of maintaining or the state of being maintained: nutrients essential to the maintenance of good health.
2. The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep: car maintenance.
3.
a. Provision of support or livelihood: took over the maintenance of her family.
b. Means of support or livelihood: was ordered to pay maintenance for both children.
4. Law The wrongful aiding of another in the pursuit or defense of a lawsuit, especially in jurisdictions where nonparties are legally prohibited to provide financial assistance.

[Middle English maintenaunce, from Old French maintenance, from maintenir, to maintain; see maintain.]

maintenance

(ˈmeɪntɪnəns)
n
1. the act of maintaining or the state of being maintained
2. a means of support; livelihood
3. (modifier) of or relating to the maintaining of buildings, machinery, etc: maintenance man.
4. (Law) law (formerly unlawful) the interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it, as by providing funds to continue the action. See also champerty
5. (Law) law a provision ordered to be made by way of periodical payments or a lump sum, as after a divorce for a spouse
6. (Computer Science) computing
a. the correction or prevention of faults in hardware by a programme of inspection and the replacement of parts
b. the removal of existing faults and the modification of software in response to changes in specification or environment
[C14: from Old French; see maintain]

main•te•nance

(ˈmeɪn tə nəns)

n.
1. the act of maintaining or the state of being maintained.
2. means of support or subsistence; livelihood.
3. a meddling in a lawsuit in which the meddler has no interest.
[1275–1325; < Middle French maintenance. See maintain, -ance]

maintenance

1. All action taken to retain materiel in or to restore it to a specified condition. It includes: inspection, testing, servicing, classification as to serviceability, repair, rebuilding, and reclamation.
2. All supply and repair action taken to keep a force in condition to carry out its mission.
3. The routine recurring work required to keep a facility (plant, building, structure, ground facility, utility system, or other real property) in such condition that it may be continuously utilized, at its original or designed capacity and efficiency, for its intended purpose.

maintenance

(payments) child support
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maintenance - activity involved in maintaining something in good working ordermaintenance - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
fixing, repair, mend, mending, reparation, fix, fixture - the act of putting something in working order again
camera care - keeping a camera in good working order
car care - keeping a car in good working order
inspection and repair, overhaul, service - periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
pump priming - introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing
scheduled maintenance - maintenance at a regularly scheduled time
steam fitting - care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
2.maintenance - means of maintenance of a family or group
bread and butter, keep, livelihood, sustenance, living, support - 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"
3.maintenance - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separatedmaintenance - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
support payment - a payment made by one person for the support of another
4.maintenance - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistencemaintenance - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
support - 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"
5.maintenance - 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"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

maintenance

noun
1. upkeep, keeping, care, supply, repairs, provision, conservation, nurture, preservation the maintenance of government buildings
2. allowance, living, support, keep, food, livelihood, subsistence, upkeep, sustenance, alimony, aliment Absent fathers must pay maintenance for their children.
3. continuation, carrying-on, continuance, support, perpetuation, prolongation, sustainment, retainment the maintenance of peace and stability in Asia

maintenance

noun
Translations
إدِّعاء، زَعْمصِيَانَةٌصِيانَه
údržbazachování
vedligeholdelsebevarelse
hooldus
huoltokunnossapitoylläpito
održavanje
karbantartás
viîhaldviîhald; staîhæfing
維持保守
유지보수
vzdrževanje
underhåll
การดูแลรักษา
bakımbakım ve onarımiddia etmesavunma
sự duy trì

maintenance

[ˈmeɪntɪnəns]
A. N
1. (= upkeep) [of machine, car] → mantenimiento m; [of house, building] → manutención f, cuidado m
2. (= money paid to ex-wife and family) → pensión f alimenticia
B. CPD maintenance agreement Ncontrato m de mantenimiento
maintenance allowance Npensión f alimenticia
maintenance contract N = maintenance agreement maintenance costs NPLgastos mpl de mantenimiento
maintenance crew Npersonal m de servicios
maintenance grant N (Univ) → beca f
maintenance order N orden judicial que obliga al pago de una pensión alimenticia
maintenance payments NPLpago msing de la manutención
maintenance staff Npersonal m del servicio de mantenimiento

maintenance

[ˈmeɪntɪnəns] n
[building, machine, road] → entretien m
(British) (= alimony) (for child)pension f alimentaire; (for ex-partner)pension f alimentaire
[policy, state] → maintien mmaintenance contract ncontrat m d'entretienmaintenance costs npl [for building, road, machine] → coûts mpl de maintenancemaintenance grant n [student] → bourse f, bourse f d'étudesmaintenance order nordonnance f de versement de pension alimentaire

maintenance

n
(= keeping up)Aufrechterhaltung f; (of law and order, peace etc)Wahrung f; (of speed, attitude)Beibehaltung f; (of life)Erhaltung f
(Brit) (of family)Unterhalt m; (= social security)Unterstützung f; he has to pay maintenanceer ist unterhaltspflichtig
(= servicing: of machine, car) → Wartung f; (= upkeep) (of road, building etc)Instandhaltung f; (of gardens)Pflege f; (= cost)Unterhalt m

maintenance

:
maintenance contract
nWartungsvertrag m
maintenance costs
maintenance crew
nWartungsmannschaft f

maintenance

[ˈmeɪntɪnəns] n (gen) → mantenimento; (of car, building) → manutenzione f; (alimony) → alimenti mpl

maintain

(meinˈtein) verb
1. to continue. How long can you maintain this silence?
2. to keep in good condition. He maintains his car very well.
3. to pay the expenses of. How can you maintain a wife and three children on your small salary?
4. to continue to argue or believe (that). I maintain that the theory is true.
ˈmaintenance (-tənəns) noun
1. the process of keeping something in good condition. car maintenance.
2. the act of maintaining (a point of view etc).

maintenance

صِيَانَةٌ údržba vedligeholdelse Instandhaltung συντήρηση mantenimiento ylläpito entretien održavanje manutenzione 維持 유지보수 onderhoud opprettholdelse utrzymanie manutenção техническое обслуживание underhåll การดูแลรักษา bakım sự duy trì 维护

main·te·nance

n. mantenimiento; [feeding] alimentación; sostén, apoyo; [of a building] conservación, mantenimiento.

maintenance

n mantenimiento; methadone — mantenimiento con metadona
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The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers whose children he instructed.
Emma was gratified, to observe such a proof in her of strengthened character, and refrained from any allusion that might endanger its maintenance.
Dashwood began shortly to give over every hope of the kind, and to be convinced, from the general drift of his discourse, that his assistance extended no farther than their maintenance for six months at Norland.
He would send for the baby; though I entreated him rather to put it out to nurse and pay for its maintenance.
Her hope was that Linton might be left with him, as he had been with her: his father, she would fain convince herself, had no desire to assume the burden of his maintenance or education.
The other half was to be employed by the municipal authorities of Zurich in the maintenance and education of a certain number of orphan girls, natives of the city, who were to be trained for domestic service in later life.
There is already lodged in my hands, a sum of money amply sufficient for your suitable education and maintenance.
said De Bracy; ``of stingless drones rather; a band of lazy knaves, who take to the wood, and destroy the venison rather than labour for their maintenance.
Her father was a retired admiral, with sufficient influence to have had a sinecure made by a Conservative government expressly for the maintenance of his son pending alliance with some heiress.
An establishment was also made of six hundred persons to be my domestics, who had board-wages allowed for their maintenance, and tents built for them very conveniently on each side of my door.
If only it were possible to assemble the hundred or more telephone buildings of New York in one vast plaza, and if the two thousand clerks and three thousand maintenance men and six thousand girl operators were to march to work each morning with bands and banners, then, perhaps, there might be the necessary quality of impressiveness by which any large idea must always be imparted to the public mind.
Resolved: that the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.

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