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1. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fixing
  • mend
  • reparation
  • steam fitting
  • fixture
  • mending
  • inspection and repair
  • service
  • pump priming
  • repair
  • upkeep
  • car care
  • overhaul
  • care
  • camera care

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Maintenance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce maintenance?

Pronounce maintenance as ˈmeɪntənəns.

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How do you spell maintenance? Is it maintinance ?

A common misspelling of maintenance is maintinance

How to spell maintenance? Is it maintenace? Or maintence? Common misspellings are:

  • maintenace
  • maintence

Sentences with maintenance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Onions need little maintenance and do better if left alone except for providing light and occasional watering.

Quotes about maintenance


1. In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'
- Kristin Scott Thomas

2. We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
- Virginia Satir

3. The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum. The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma; the maintenance of religious dogma always comes at the expense of science.
- Sam Harris

2. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] means of maintenance of a family or group.

Synonyms

  • sustenance
  • keep
  • livelihood
  • living
  • bread and butter

Antonyms

  • movableness
  • looseness
  • movability
  • natural object

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.

Synonyms

  • support payment

Antonyms

  • break
  • winterize

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.

Synonyms

  • support
  • sustenance
  • upkeep
  • sustentation

Antonyms

  • unbelt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] 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.

Synonyms

  • wrongful conduct
  • wrongdoing
  • misconduct
  • actus reus

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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