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maintenance

noun

1 maintenance

Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.

synonyms: care, upkeep.

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Roget 670: preservation; safe-keeping; conservation etc. (storage) 636; maintenance, support, susteritation, conservatism; vis conservatrix; salvation etc. (deliverance) ... show more

Roget 141: stability etc. 150; quiescence etc. 265; obstinacy etc. 606.    permanence, persistence, endurance; durability; standing, ... show more

Dutch: onderhoud, onderhoudswerk, onderhoudswerkzaamheden, verpleging, voorzichtig, zorg, zorgen voor



2 maintenance

Means of maintenance of a family or group.

Polish: byt, utrzymanie

3 maintenance

Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.

synonym: alimony.

Roget 803: wealth, riches, fortune, handsome fortune, opulence, affluence; good circumstances, easy circumstances; independence; competence etc. (sufficiency) 639; solvency.    ... show more

Dutch: alimentatie, alimentatiegeld, onderhoudskosten
Polish: alimenty

4 maintenance

The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.

synonyms: sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep.

Dutch: onderhoudsbedrijven, bestaan, kost, levensonderhoud, onderhoud, subsistentie

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.

synonym: criminal maintenance.

Dutch: handhaving, onderhoud


Moby thesaurus: TLC, abidingness, age, aid, alimentation, alimony, allowance, antiquity, backing, bottling up, bread, care, carriage, carrying, conservancy, conservation, conservationism, constancy, continualness, continuance ... show more.

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