HyperDic: maintenance

English > 5 senses of the word maintenance:
NOUNactmaintenance, care, upkeepactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order
possessionmaintenancemeans of maintenance of a family or group
possessionmaintenance, alimonycourt-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
actmaintenance, sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, upkeepthe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
actmaintenance, criminal maintenancethe 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
maintenance > pronunciation
Soundsmey'ntahnahns; mey'ntnahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > maintenance: 5 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order.
Synonymscare, upkeep
Narrowercamera careKeeping a camera / camera in good working order
car careKeeping a car in good working order
overhaul, inspection and repair, servicePeriodic maintenance on a car or machine
pump primingintroducing water into a pump to improve the seal / seal and start the water flowing
scheduled maintenancemaintenance at a regularly scheduled time
steam fittingcare (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
Broaderrepair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparationThe act of putting something in working order again
Spanishmantenimiento
Catalanmanteniment
Verbsmaintainkeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
English > maintenance: 5 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningmeans of maintenance of a family or group.
Broadersupport, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenanceThe financial means whereby one lives
Spanishmantenimiento
Catalanmanteniment
Verbsmaintainsupply with necessities and support
English > maintenance: 5 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaningcourt-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.
Synonymalimony
Broadersupport paymentA payment made by one person for the support of another
Spanishalimenticia, alimentos, derecho de alimentos, manutención, pensión alimenticia, pensión
Catalanaliments, manteniment, pensió alimentìcia
English > maintenance: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.
Synonymssustenance, sustentation, sustainment, upkeep
BroadersupportThe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
Spanishmantenimiento, sostenimiento, sustentación, sustento
Catalanmanteniment, sosteniment, sustentació
Verbsmaintainsupply with necessities and support
English > maintenance: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe 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.
Example"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
Synonymcriminal maintenance
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderwrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict